Deep-sea stocks pushed to the limit

The Council did agree to maintain the prohibition on retention of depleted orange roughy. Credit: CSIRO/CC-BY-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Fishing opportunities for deep-sea species for 2015 and 2016 have been reduced by the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the European Union, but for 63% of stocks, catch limits have been set higher than scientifically advised.

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