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Reforming Fisheries in the European Union

February 22nd, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The European Parliament voted this month to overhaul the European Union's fisheries policy. The new plans – which are not fully adopted yet – rely on scientific data to determine sustainable levels of catching each species of fish


Fishing for Sustainable Practices to Conserve Fisheries

May 3rd, 2011 | by Danielle Nierenberg

U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization an estimated 53 percent of fisheries are considered fully exploited—harvested to their maximum sustainable levels—with no room for expansion in production. Population growth and a higher demand for dietary protein are putting increasing pressure on depleted stocks and threatened ecosystems. Around the world, fisheries co-managed by local authorities and fishers themselves are emerging as a promising solution to replenishing depleting fish stocks



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