Environment organisations criticise quota decision

Late in the evening of 16 December, the EU fisheries ministers reached an agreement in the Council on the 2015 fishing opportunities (quotas) for many of the fish stocks in EU waters.

The decision:
Council press release with list of the 2015 fish quotas

Links to some of the comments:

Oceana: 56% of catch limits ignore scientific advice

Seas at Risk: Fisheries Council slow to adhere to spirit of new CFP

Pew: EU Fisheries Council Sets Catch Limits Higher Than the Scientific Advice

Greenpeace: EU fisheries ministers fail to end overfishing

Europêche, in a comment not available online, welcomed “the Council’s pragmatic approach”.

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