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EU ministers reach deal on fish discards ban

EU fishery ministers agreed Wednesday to implement a ban on discards—the wasteful practice of dumping unwanted fish overboard—by easing quota limits, much to the anger of environmental groups.

Feb 27, 2013
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MEPs approve new EU sustainable fishery regime

The European Parliament approved Wednesday a new fisheries accord hailed by environmental groups as a breakthrough in managing a key food resource which has been over-exploited for years.

Feb 06, 2013
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Bluefin tuna quotas up for renewal

Fishing nations meet in Morocco this week to thrash out tuna quotas as experts urge maintaining bluefin catch limits amid promising signs of the decimated species making a comeback.

Nov 12, 2012
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EU keeps controversial fishing subsidies

The EU agreed on Wednesday to maintain controversial fishing subsidies, sparking a sharp response from environmental groups who say the payments contribute to overfishing of already stressed stocks.

Oct 24, 2012
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