EU wants ban on fishing in areas with vulnerable ecosystems

first_img Google+ EU wants ban on fishing in areas with vulnerable ecosystems WhatsApp The European Parliament is recommending a ban on all fishing activities in areas with vulnerable marine ecosystems identified by the European Commission.Yesterday the European Parliament voted on a draft EU regulation on fishing deep-sea stocks in the north-east Atlantic.A small majority of MEPS voted against a ban on bottom trawling. However the MEPs introduced a review clause requiring the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the special fishing gear used for deep-sea fishing after four years.The draft regulation will now go to the EU Council of Ministers for approval.Fianna Fáil MEP – Pat the Cope Gallagher – who is on the Fisheries Committee – explains what will happen if fragile marine ecosystems are identified.”They have to be reported, they cannot fish within five nautical miles of that area – and also the member states are obliged to inform the European Commission of any of these areas and they will be prohibited from fishing there in the future” he added. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleCase against Dutch supertrawler adjourned until MarchNext articleWelfare payments make up 50 percent of household income, says ESRI News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 11, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North last_img read more