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At last, a victory for sustainable fishing

Posted by Nina Schrank — 19 December 2012 at 5:00pm - Comments
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Yesterday morning in chilly Brussels I joined small scale fishermen and Greenpeace campaigners who had travelled from all over Europe to demonstrate together outside the European Council Building. We were there to remind ministers to put the health of our oceans first, in the reform process of the European laws that govern our seas.<--break->

Greenpeace welcomes bold plan to end discards and overfishing

Last edited 18 December 2012 at 6:19pm

MEPs back sweeping reform of EU fisheries policy

18 December, 2012

Brussels – The European Parliament’s fisheries committee has endorsed today sweeping reforms of the EU fisheries policy that could help bring back fish stocks from the brink and reverse decades of overfishing by a bloated European fishing fleet, said Greenpeace.

About two thirds of fish stocks in the continent’s waters are currently overfished, which means they are exploited above levels deemed safe by scientists. The main cause of the problem is Europe’s oversized fleet, which, according to some estimates, catches two to three times more fish than is sustainable.

Recapturing the freedom of artisanal fishing

Posted by Fran G — 4 December 2012 at 11:24am - Comments

Being an artisanal fisherman is synonymous with freedom, says Gwen Pennarun, from Saint Marine, Brittany. At least, it used to be.

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