The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee approved draft laws on November 21 to limit unwanted catches, especially of juvenile fish.

Currently there are more than 30 different EU regulations laying down technical measures for fisheries. This has proved highly complex and arguably inefficient.

MEPs also agreed to have the STECF (Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries) to assess innovative fishing gear, including electrical “pulse trawls” which are used to drive fish ...


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