Limiting fishing now could expand food tomorrow

An interesting article: How is it that our more effectively managing ocean resources could help us better feed the world? “The global fish catch peaked in the late 1980s and has been declining ever since,” reports Oceana. The group cites research showing that “sensible management” could increase fish

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Lessons From America: Will Europe Save the Sea Bass?

“There can be few starker examples of good and bad management in our oceans at present, writes Charles Clover in The Huffington Posts’ BLOG, than the case of the American striped bass and its cousin, the European bass. If you want a case of a fish that serves as

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Fish Fight – Fish Subsidy Vote looming . . .

Having agreed major reforms to the EU Common Fisheries Policy, MEPs vote next week on the budget to support it – the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF), which provides for about €6 billion for the period up to 2020. Writes Chris Davies the Liberal Democrat Environment

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Will CFP reform be blocked?

CFP Reform Watch Thursday 2 May 2013 is an important date for the future of European fish and fishermen. Representatives of 27 EU governments will meet and come very close to deciding whether they want to conclude the negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council on

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Recreational Fishing Included For The First Time . . . .

. . . . As MEPs Vote For Radical CFP Reform.   Angling Organisations across Europe survived a tense vote by MEPs on reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) yesterday after it became apparent that Europe’s Greens were attempting to block the inclusion of “recreational fishing

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