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Historic Moment for Europe's Fish (Video)


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JL
- 598 days ago - pewenvironment.org
For decades, the European Union has failed to prevent overfishing but today in a historic vote, an overwhelming majority, 502 vs. 137 members of the European Parliament called for the restoration of fish stocks by 2020.



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JL A. (275)
Friday February 8, 2013, 8:50 am
European Parliament Votes to Rebuild Europe's Dwindling Fish Stocks
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Feb 06, 2013
European Marine Programme
Contact: Mike Walker, +32 (0) 476 622575

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Ending Overfishing

For decades, the European Union has failed to prevent overfishing but today in a historic vote, an overwhelming majority, 502 vs. 137 members of the European Parliament called for the restoration of fish stocks by 2020.

Going much further than the Fisheries Council, the European Parliament voted to set an early date to end overfishing and to set a clear target to rebuild depleted fish stocks. They also supported strict capacity assessments in line with the EU's international commitments and financial aid to be conditional on compliance with the rules. Lastly, they supported the proposal to reward fishermen who fish in more environmentally and socially sustainable ways with priority access to the resource.

“An overwhelming number of members of the European Parliament from all political groups made history today, by voting to reverse decades of overfishing by the EU and by setting ambitious targets for the restoration of fish stocks,” said Uta Bellion of The Pew Charitable Trusts. “The vote sends a very clear message to EU fisheries ministers that in the upcoming negotiations with the Parliament on the Common Fisheries Policy reform, they will have to consider ending EU overfishing earlier than they would like to.”

Now the two bodies, the Parliament and Council, must negotiate a compromise. German member, Ulrike Rodust will now lead the Parliament’s negotiation team, while the Council will be represented by the Irish fisheries minister, Simon Coveney. Ministers will be meeting at the end of February to finalise the Council’s negotiation position.

“This is a good day for the environment. We now expect EU fisheries ministers to show flexibility in their position, for the sake of our fish stocks and fisheries dependent communities,” said Bellion.
Infographic (click to download PDF):

What's Happening to the Fish?


Contact:
Mike Walker, +32 (0) 476 622575
Campaigns:
European Marine Programme
Topics:
Fisheries
Region:
Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea


 

Teresa W. (691)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:06 am
great news
 

Cher C. (1470)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:39 am


Thnx for posting hun!!!


 

mag.w.d. Aichberger (34)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:53 am
i sincerely wish this isn't empty words.
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-- Harold Pinter (1930-2008) in his acceptance speech for the 2005 Nobel Prize in Literature
 

Ben Oscarsito (334)
Friday February 8, 2013, 9:59 am
"...Restoration of fish stocks by 2020..." -I wonder if there's ONE fish left by then...???
 

JL A. (275)
Friday February 8, 2013, 10:12 am
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Vicky P. (464)
Friday February 8, 2013, 11:42 am
great
 

JL A. (275)
Friday February 8, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Terry V. (30)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:50 pm
Time will tell......

 

JL A. (275)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:59 pm
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Natasha Salgado (530)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:57 am
I'm surprised that there's even any fish left now,nevermind in 2020 Stop overfishing you greedy Mongrels.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:29 am
Good news , Thanks J . L . A
 

Kath P. (10)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:36 am
"In 1992 the Canadian government declared a moratorium on the Northern Cod fishery, which for the past 500 years had largely shaped the lives and communities of Canada’s eastern coast." It's about time the EU followed Canada's example!
 

Danuta Watola (1204)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 4:50 am
noted
 

Jarmila Bernathova (24)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 5:00 am
good news thanks
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday February 9, 2013, 7:57 am
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