10 Oct '11, 1pm

fishing

The future of our oceans is in jeopardy. In Europe, once plentiful stocks of fish have been decimated by bloated industrial-scale fishing fleets. The European laws that were supposed to protect our seas have become corrupted by greedy stakeholders, cynical politicians and illegal conduct. But we have an opportunity for real change. As European Union negotiations to reform the Common Fisheries Policy get under way, Greenpeace has stepped up the campaign to save Europe’s seas. What’s needs fixing? The Common Fisheries Policy was designed to not only ensure that each country has fair access to fishing grounds, but also to protect fish stocks from overfishing. It has utterly failed. Today, according to the European Commission , 3 out of 4 fish stocks are overfished, and we're on course for over 90% to be at unsustainable levels in a decade. Illegal fishing is considered one of...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/sosaction

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