07 Sep '11, 4pm

U.S. and Europeans Unite Against Illegal Fishing

U.S. and Europeans Unite Against Illegal Fishing

A bluefin tuna cage trawling the Mediterranean. Regulators are supposed to ensure that countries do not exceed fishing quotas in their waters, but a thriving black market in illegally fished bluefin persists. The United States and the European Union announced a bilateral agreement on Wednesday on combating illegal fishing, saying that the practice deprives legitimate fishermen and coastal communities of billions of dollars of revenue each year. Jane Lubchenco, the administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and Maria Damanaki, the European Union’s commissioner for maritime affairs and fisheries, announced the deal in Washington. The pact calls for cooperation on adopting effective management measures in regional and international organizations to combat illegal fishing and promoting tools that prevent illegal fishing operators from benefitin...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/u-s-and-europea...

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