Environmental group urges management of ocean fish resources to end depletion of fish, food resources

 

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NOV. 15, 2016, 7:30 A.M. E.S.T.

BRUSSELS — A marine conservation group says fish catches in overfished European waters — stretching from the Arctic to the Black Sea — could increase by 57 percent if stocks were managed sustainably.

The Oceana environmental group says scientists believe catches of haddock, cod, herring and sardine in the Atlantic could increase by at least 300 percent.

Group spokeswoman Maria Cornax said Tuesday there was “no excuse” not to start fishing sustainably.

Villagers in Pangandaran, Indonesia, pull a fishing net in from the surf. Credit Tim Hayes

Oceana’s research, which it billed as “the most comprehensive overview so far,” was based on 397 stocks compared to around 150 monitored by the European Commission.

Oceana published its findings before next month’s EU meeting to set next year’s fishing limits in the North Sea. Oceana said 85 percent of stocks were now “in an unhealthy state.”

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A Chinese fishing boat catches fires during an inspection by the South Korean coastguard in September. File photo: AP
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Vietnamese fishing boat Dna 90152 sinking May 2014 after being rammed intentionally by a Chinese Coast Guard vessel

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   (From July 12, 2016)

 (This    article has links to several  others related to environmental issues in the South China Sea).

 (Has links to many related conservation and environmental articles)

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Above Chinese chart shows China’s “Nine Dash Line.” China says it owns all ocean territory north of the Nine Dash Line. There is no international legal precedent for this claim.  On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said this claim by China was not valid.

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One Response to “Environmental group urges management of ocean fish resources to end depletion of fish, food resources”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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