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EU Commission Slams the CFP

Apr 10,2007 SACN


"(BRUSSELS) - The European Commission on Tuesday slammed its fishing industry for using banned drift nets and inaccurately reporting catch sizes in a report branding the control of fishing stocks "unsatisfactory".

Commission inspectors, concerned at declining levels of cod, tuna and other industry staples, highlighted a number of "serious shortcomings and discrepancies" in the way the bloc's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was implemented.

These included a lack of sufficient inspections, "use of banned gear, such as driftnets, and major discrepancies between declared and observed catches, for example in the Baltic cod fishery"."

Full Story: EUbusiness.Com



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