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New control measures stir opposition

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
Friday, September 19, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

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. This decision was taken by The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), who together with the Garda, Naval Service and National Standards Authority of Ireland last January carried out inspection of fish factories and reported the detection of “irregularities” of varying degrees of seriousness, The Irish Times informed. According to these authorities, it was found out that weighing systems could be “deliberately manipulated” – although evidence of this was only found on one of the premises. Therefore, permits have been temporarily suspended and it has been determined that all pelagic (herring/mackerel) fish must be weighed on ... FULL STORY

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EC helps Portugal to enforce fisheries rules
Sep 19, 22:30
In its efforts to ensure that fisheries rules are respected across the EU, the European Commission has adopted an action plan to help upgrade the Port... FULL STORY
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