Quota to protect Mediterranean swordfish: EU, NGO

A conservation body has approved a quota to protect the overharvested Mediterranean swordfish
A conservation body has approved a quota to protect the overharvested Mediterranean swordfish

A conservation body grouping 50 fishing and shipping nations, approved a quota to protect the overharvested Mediterranean swordfish, the European Union and activist group Oceana announced Monday.

The limit was set at 10,500 tonnes for 2017 at a meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) in Vilamoura, Portugal. It will be lowered by three percent per year from 2018 to 2022.


Explore further

Conservation meeting mulls fate of bluefin, swordfish

© 2016 AFP

Citation: Quota to protect Mediterranean swordfish: EU, NGO (2016, November 21) retrieved 2 April 2020 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-quota-mediterranean-swordfish-eu-ngo.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
6 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments