Saturday, December 07, 2013

The Deep via @oceana_europe

Most consumers in the EU have no idea that some of the fish they consume comes from 1,500 meters deep. Deep-sea species, like sea breams, groupers and blackbelly rosefish, grow slowly and reproduce little, and thus struggle to recover from overfishing. Deep sea fishing also has one of the worst discard rates out there, with up to 80% of the catches (including millennia old coral) thrown overboard dead or dying.

As you may know, on Tuesday, December 10th, the plenary of the European Parliament will vote on the Deep Sea Access Regime. If now you have 3 minutes to watch, we'd like to tell you more about this topic, if you have a few more seconds, we'd love you to share this video with your contacts.

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