Tag Archives: North Sea

Hanging in the balance

COD'S COMEBACK means conservationists face another battle to persuade the fishing industry not to take the fish off consumer blacklists just yet.                         The good news is that North Sea cod stocks are staging a recovery. Strict quotas, fewer discards and selective fishing gear…
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Wild sea bass levels at lowest level in years

ACCORDING TO the latest assessment by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the levels of wild sea bass have dropped to its lowest in years.   Experts have warned that spawning stocks have decreased by 32% since 2009, and have recommended that a 36% cut in catches be made across the…
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North Sea cod stocks rise

NORTH SEA COD stocks have continued to rise for the seventh year in a row, according to figures released by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).   There are indications that reduced discarding and improved fisheries management have played a key part in helping to boost the numbers, which is estimated…
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