The Commission of the European Union is taking further steps to control fishing of vulnerable deep-sea species of fish. Last December the European Commission proposed limits on catches of deep-sea species. These are species such as blue ling, red seabream or black scabbardfish which are caught in waters beyond the main fishing grounds of the continental shelf in the North Atlantic. The Commission today [Friday] issued proposals for additional measures to control the amount of fishing directed at these species, to collect scientific data and to establish enforcement rules to protect these species that are particularly vulnerable to fishing.