Applause for new fishing rules in the Mediterranean

Posted on 20 September 2013  | 
WWF has welcomed the first ever comprehensive management plan that aims to guarantee sustainable exploitation of key fish stocks in the Mediterranean, and hopes this represents the start of a move towards responsible fishing. Announced in May this agreements covers a fishery that targets small pelagic fish, mostly sardine and anchovy in the Adriatic Sea. Small pelagic make up almost half the total fish catch in the Mediterranean – one of the most over-exploited seas globally, with 100 percent of demersal fish stocks found close to the sea floor assessed as overfished. WWF continues fighting for a reduced effort in bottom trawling and net fisheries.
Fish census in Croatia © Nika Staglicic
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