Germany has been systematically ignoring scientific advice on fishing quotas and is consequently putting fragile Baltic Sea stocks at risk, a new report co-authored by Our Fish and the New Economics Foundation claims.

 

The report, “Germany’s blind-spot for sustainable fisheries,” suggests that in continuing to overfish in these Northern European waters, the country is delaying potentially large environmental, social, and economic benefits for its coastal communities that would come from regaining healthy stock levels. With federal elections taking place on 24 September, it also outlines ways in which the incoming German government can address the problem and bring the country into line with European fisheries law.

Continue reading: SeafoodSource: Germany pressed to overcome sustainable fishing ‘blind spot,’ get onboard with MSY

 

 

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