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December 18, 2019

Atlantic and North Sea Fishing Opportunities 2020 – Council agreement

Council agreement and other related statements and commentary. The press release and table of the Council agreement on fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea are on the EU Council website. The Council has also agreed to a 10% reduction of fishing effort for demersal species in the Mediterranean Sea. Quotas for sprat and … Continued

November 25, 2019

It’s there for a reason: Why Ministers must not exceed scientific advice on fishing quota

In a briefing by Griffin Carpenter of the New Economics Foundation the reasons and benefits for Ministers not exceeding scientific advice are laid out and provide a timely reminder ahead of the December Council meeting at which quotas for the Northeast Atlantic and North Sea will be set.

November 20, 2019

Meeting between NGOs and Finnish EU Presidency officials re December Council

The Finnish Association for Nature Conservation and the Fisheries Secretariat invited the European campaign directors of The Pew Trusts (Mr Andrew Clayton) and Oceana (Mr Javier Lopez) to come to Helsinki to meet with Mr Risto Lampinen the Director of Fisheries and with Mr Teppo Säkkinen special advisor to Minister Leppä to discuss their concerns about overfishing in the North East Atlantic and North Sea and the total fish catch levels which are due to be decided in the EU Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels on 16-17 December 2019.

November 15, 2019

Sweden wants to tighten fisheries controls

The control of fishing should be improved and made more effective, according to the Swedish government. They have now instructed the Coast Guard and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM) to investigate how.

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