Quota to protect Mediterranean swordfish: EU, NGO
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.
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