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EU overfishing to continue until 2034 at current trend

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EU states agreed that by 2020 all fish stocks should be caught sustainably. (Photo: Environmental Justice Foundation)


The European Union’s fleets will continue to overfish until 2034, unless states take a wholly different approach to setting annual quotas, according to a new estimate.

EU states agreed that by 2020 all fish stocks – i.e. species in a certain area – should be caught sustainably. That means that only the amount of fish is caught that scientists think will not disrupt the species’ ability to reproduce. By . Read more.

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