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EU officials, lawmakers agree fisheries reform

EU officials and European lawmakers finally agreed a fisheries reform package on Thursday, winning a guarded welcome from green groups with a commitment to protect stocks and control the wasteful dumping of unwanted fish.

dateMay 30, 2013 in Ecology
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Why we need to put the fish back into fisheries

Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world's oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research by the University ...

dateMay 20, 2013 in Ecology
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EU ministers reach deal on fisheries reform

EU ministers agreed early on Wednesday a reform of the EU's fishing quota system that must now be approved by the European Parliament, where lawmakers are set on curbing overfishing.

dateMay 15, 2013 in Ecology
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EU fish discard ban poses many questions

The sight of valuable fish being thrown back into the sea, mostly to die, has been a public relations headache for the fishing industry and driven calls for a discard ban by celebrity chefs and environmentalists.

dateMar 24, 2013 in Ecology
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