Historic vote on the CFP- sustainable fishing moves one step closer | The Wildlife Trusts

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Applause broke out in the Parliament as MEPs overwhelmingly voted for ambitious reform, voting to end overfishing and to rebuild depleted fish stocks by no later than 2015, to follow proper scientific advice and to adopt the precautionary principle to set annual quotas for catch. They also voted to ban discards and voted down an amendment to weaken this ban and supported rewarding fishermen who fish in more environmentally and socially sustainable ways with priority access to the resource

Gordon McGlone‘s insight:

Joan Edwards, Head of Living Landscapes at RSWT, gives her views on the European Parliament’s historic and vital decison to limit sea fisheries to sustainable catch quotas. 

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