Mediterranean fisheries: risk of “irreversible damage” is not excluded by EU

April 26, 2016
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EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella will present, Wednesday 27 April 20016, a “Mediterranean strategy to improve the state of fishing stocks”, at Europe’s biggest industry event in the sector, the Seafood exhibition taking place in Brussels on 26-28 April 2016, said a European Commission press release.
A Mediterranean (is) in danger”, according the Commission: “Fish stocks in the Mediterranean are shrinking. Some are on the verge of depletion. All in all, 93% of the fish stocks assessed are over-exploited. Declining stocks have been signalled not only by fishermen who catch less and less fish but are also by scientists who have been monitoring the situation over the years. An estimated 10,000-12,000 marine species inhabit the Mediterranean Sea. But this extraordinary biodiversity is in grave danger, threatened by pollution, climate change but, most of all overfishing”. The risk of “irreversible damage” is not excluded. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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