Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The haggling starts

The Fisheries Council meets in December and a good deal of horse-trading (make that fish-trading) will be going on in the next few month. reports of the first round:

The European Commission today called for a halt to cod fishing for the whole of next year off the West of Scotland and in the Irish Sea in a bid to boost conservation.

The crackdown is part of proposed EU catch allowances unveiled today which signal the start of intense haggling over quotas for fishing fleets in the run-up to a final deal in December.

More news of horse-trading fish-trading as it comes in.


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