Europêche and Pew disagree on Northwestern Europe fishing status
Friday, March 27, 2015, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
Europêche President Javier Garat deems The Pew Foundation’s latest report claiming high quota allocations and short termism is “hugely misleading.”
These issues, according to the NGO’s report called Turning the tide: Ending overfishing in Northwestern Europe, are what threaten the changes to end overfishing adopted at the last reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), as Garat stated.
Pew's report states that CFP measures would be successful if they were correctly implemented but forecasts the continuation of a 30-year history of overfishing due to the fact that European Union ministers have agreed to fishing limits in the region for 2015 that exceeded the scientific advice in the majority of cases.
In response to these statements, Europêche President pointed out that the number of stocks within safe biological limits has almost ... FULL STORY