EU: Brussels to order long-term cut in cod and hake catches
Current levels of fishing for cod and hake in European Union waters will have to be cut by between 40 and 50%, as part of a long-term stock recovery plan outlined by the European Commission today (Wednesday). In a Communication to Member States, the Commission said there would have to be strict targets for total allowable catches (TAC's), using technical measures such as bigger mesh-sizes and improved control and enforcement.
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