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No Protection for Porbeagle Sharks

Jan 30,2007 SACN


Oceana says there was some hope for this species when, in December the European Commission proposed a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the porbeagle stock.

Although even this limit was above scientific recommendations, it would have regulated fishing for this decimated species.

However in further negotiations, it appears that at the last minute the EU Fisheries Ministers rejected the Commission’s proposal for a TAC.

Even the post Fisheries Council Press Release still stated that a TAC of 174t had been agreed, which was later removed from the definitive EC regulation Nº 41/2006, published in mid January.

Oceana says it suspects high pressure to remove the TAC allocated for porbeagle from those countries whose interest is above all to protect their traditional fisheries.

FishUpdate.com

(Porbeagle are an increasingly popular recreational species in UK waters)



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