NGOs slam France for flouting EU fishing ban

EU Bottom Trawling

BLOOM and ClientEarth are prepared to take France to court over its failure to adhere to an EU fishing ban in MPAs

A duo of environmental NGOs is taking legal action against the French government over its alleged flouting of EU law.

BLOOM and ClientEarth say that France is refusing to implement a ban imposed by the EU in 2006 on fishing methods such as bottom trawling, purse seining and dredging which are damaging to marine habitats.

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