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Brussels, Belgium calls for cuts in Mediterranean fishing in 2022

Published Sep 18, 2021

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Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans, and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius, said in a statement that although there have been "some improvements in recent years" in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, "we are still far from reaching sustainable levels and more are needed. efforts ”. Fisheries catch in those two seas "will fully depend on scientific advice," added the commissioner. In the case of the Western Mediterranean, the fishing possibilities are framed in the application of the Western Mediterranean Multi-Annual Management Plan (MAP) and affect demersal populations (such as hake, red mullet, red prawn, Moorish shrimp, and Norway lobster). Brussels specified that for these waters, the proposal should be completed in light of the latest scientific data. In the Adriatic Sea, where the multiannual management plan is also applied, the aim is to achieve the sustainability of these stocks by 2026 by reducing fishing efforts.

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Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevicius, said in a statement that although there have been "some improvements in recent years" in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, "we are still far from reaching sustainable levels and more are needed. efforts ”. Fisheries catches in those two seas "will fully depend on scientific advice," added the commissioner. In the case of the Western Mediterranean, the fishing possibilities are framed in the application of the Western Mediterranean Multi-Annual Management Plan (MAP) and affect demersal populations (such as hake, red mullet, red prawn, Moorish shrimp and Norway lobster). ). Brussels specified that for these waters, the proposal should be completed in the light of the latest scientific data. In the Adriatic Sea, where the multiannual management plan is also applied, the aim is to achieve the sustainability of these stocks by 2026 by reducing fishing effort. Brussels has incorporated several management ...
Source: PEefeagro
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