Russia signs driftnet fishing ban

According to scientific data, between 1993-1999 more than 1.2 million seabirds and 15,000 marine mammals died in drifting nets. Photo: WWF-Russia/Yury Artyukhin

The President of Russia has signed a bill that prohibits both domestic and Japanese driftnet fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Russia.

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