argylesock says… Success! Let’s hope it goes smoothly through the remaining steps into law, and that our European fisheries will show the benefits.
If any of you guys emailed your MEP’s to urge them to vote for fisheries reform, all I can say is ‘Good work!’.
I picked up an email from the European parliament yesterday afternoon and this is the text:
A major reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which aims to cut fishing to sustainable stock levels, end dumping at sea, and base long-term planning on sound scientific data, was approved by Parliament on Wednesday. Overfishing is widely seen as the worst failure of the current CFP, dating from 2002. The new one is to take effect in 2014.
European Commission figures suggest that 80% of Mediterranean stocks and 47% of Atlantic ones are overfished. The reform voted in plenary sets out clear and strong measures to tackle this problem.
“We have shown today that the European Parliament is anything but toothless. We have used our power as a…
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