MEPs slam Brussels bottom trawler ban

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The European Parliament and Commission are at odds over plans to ban bottom trawling in marine protected areas

MEPs argue that the Commission’s approach is ‘oversimplified’ in its phasing out of mobile bottom fishing in all MPAs by 2030 and calls for ‘balance’ in the definition of these areas.

They say that the Commission’s plan competes with other priorities and complain that strengthening economic growth and safeguarding employment have not been considered.

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