Civil society, citizens, children, fishermen and politicians urge Fisheries Ministers to “get on board and end overfishing!” WWF analyses it will take more than 100 years to end overfishing!

Recovery of European fish stocks will take more than 100 years under current proposals by EU Fisheries Ministers.

Brussels, Belgium / May 14, 2013 – Cvil society, citizens, children, fishermen and politicians met in front of the Council building in Brussels yesterday, where Fisheries Ministers are havinf a two-day meeting, to urge them to put an end to 30 years of ocean mismanagement and “get on board to end overfishing!” The reason for concern is a deadlock in political negotiations: the European Parliament endorsed a far-reaching overhaul of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) by 507 to 137 votes in February, whilst the Council on the other hand, has…

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