Each December, fisheries ministers from all over the EU get together in Brussels to haggle over annual fishing limits for the Atlantic and North Sea. They arrive at the meeting, armed with the best possible scientific advice from, well, scientists. But when the doors are closed, the party begins and the scientific advice is forgotten. Instead, ministers bow to pressure from industry interests to maintain unsustainably high fishing quotas – and that results in more overfishing. Yes, each year, our fisheries ministers actually agree to take more fish from the sea than scientists say is sustainable.
This craziness doesn’t have to continue. Let EU Commissioner Vella and EU fisheries ministers know that you want them to end overfishing!
- Die ganze Nacht aufbleiben, um Fisch zu bekommen (Quote)
- De Hele Nacht Opblijven Voor Vis(quota)
- Festen om fiskekvoterne