Common Fisheries Policy reform marks a sea change
6 February 2013
Commenting on today's (Wednesday 6 February) historic vote by European MEPs to reform the discredited European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), Friends of the Earth's Nature Campaigner Paul De Zylva said:
"This marks a sea change in fishing policy that will help safeguard shrinking stocks.
"But despite the fact some politicians still deny there's a problem, more must be done to reduce the number of fish being taken from our seas.
"If we expect fish to be on our plates, we must end practices that empty our seas, harm the environment and do nothing to secure long term livelihoods for fishing crews and communities."
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Last modified: Feb 2013