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New control measures stir opposition

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND | Friday, September 19, 2014
The fisheries authorities have decided to implement new measures to regulate the fish weighing system due to alleged irregularities detected in factories, but they have generated reject from fishermen and processors.

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EC helps Portugal to enforce fisheries rules
European Union | 22:30 | The European Commission has adopted an action plan to help upgrade the Portuguese fisheries control system to European standards. Full Story
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Four countries join efforts to protect Japanese eel
Japan | 04:00 | Eel farmers’ procurement of glass eels or young specimens has been curbed by 20 per cent from the level in the preceding 12 months starting in November in an attempt to protect Japanese eel (Anguilla japonica) stocks. Full Story
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