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Posted Mon Nov 10 2008: from Guardian (UK):
European fishing fleets may have catches cut by one-quarter
European fishing fleets could see their catches cut by up to a quarter next year if EU ministers sign up to recommendations aiming to protect overfished species such as cod and haddock. The European Commission today proposed deep cuts in 2009 catches for almost 30 species and a ban on fishing for several others across the northeastern Atlantic.... "I know this will be hard on the fleets affected," he said. "But there is no other choice if we want to restore the ecological basis for a truly viable European fishing industry," he added.
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'Doc Michael says:
Cut catches now, or we'll be having phytoplankton-'n'-chips later.

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