Going Green

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

EU Fishing Quotas

Progress? -- maybe.

EU countries strike deal on 2008 fishing quotas

By Jeremy Smith

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU countries struck a deal for 2008 catch quotas on Wednesday, watering down the European fisheries chief's proposals for the preservation of species whose stocks are floundering at precariously low levels.

After hours of haggling through the night, the bloc's 27 fisheries ministers accepted a series of concessions offered by the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.

As ever cod occupied top place on the ministerial agenda and quotas will...(complete story here).

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