Fisheries deal fails to bridge gap with ambitious European Parliament

Industrial fisheries of Orange roughy. Emptying a mesh full of Orange roughy into a trawler.

Brussels, Belgium, 15 May: After pulling yet another all-nighter, fisheries ministers unfortunately remained predictable with little effort being made to meet the European Parliament half way on their ambitious proposal to save fisheries in Europe. “The devil is in the detail as they say, but in this case it’s the lack of detail, as fisheries ministers decided on a legally neutral text with few binding timelines and concrete measures. If implemented it would enable them to continue badly managing our oceans and ruining our fish stocks for yet another decade.”…

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