Tiefsee-Fische werden weiter gnadenlos an der Rand der Ausrottung gejagt

Der Fischereirat in Brüssel hat wieder einmal die Fangquoten entgegen der Wissenschaft festgelegt, wohl wissend das dies für viele Tiere eine große Bedrohung für das Überleben der Art darstellt. So wird heute aus kurzfristigen Interessen der Ozean für 100 Jahre und mehr zerstört. Wir als Verbraucher sollten reagieren und die Fischindustrien, die uns das auf den Tisch legen wolen, ächten.

Pressmitteilung des Rats

www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/agricult/118091.pdf

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Pew Critical of EU Council Decision on Deep-Sea Quotas

Brussels, Belgium – 11/29/2010 – Uta Bellion, director of the Pew Environment Group’s European Marine Programme, issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the EU Fisheries Council on deep-sea fishing quotas for 2011 and 2012.

“The Pew Environment Group regrets the Council’s decision to set quotas for deep-sea species even higher than the already flawed limits proposed by the Commission. This will give fleets from France, Spain and Portugal the opportunity to continue plundering these stocks. With this decision, the European Union is in breach of its international commitment to protect deep-sea species and ecosystems in the northeast Atlantic.”

“Pew is pleased that the Council has agreed to set the quotas for bycatch of deep-sea shark species at zero. Unfortunately, because deep-sea fishing for other species is still permitted, sharks will continue to be caught.”

“This decision contravenes a 2009 UN General Assembly resolution that commits the European Union to implement a set of management measures ’to ensure the long-term sustainability of deep-sea fish stocks and non-target species, and the rebuilding of depleted stocks’ and ‘not to authorize bottom-fishing activities until such measures have been adopted and implemented.’”

“Deep-sea fisheries are plagued with high levels of bycatch and discards, misreporting and non-reporting of catch, and unregulated fishing for many species—hardly the definition of sustainable. The Council can and should do more to protect these vulnerable marine resources.”

www.pewtrusts.org/news_room_detail.aspx?id=62230

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