Too many boats chasing too few fish
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CTA. 1999. Too many boats chasing too few fish. Spore 79. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Last October, the government of Mauritania put a two month stop to fishing. The measure has been taken to ensure that fish stocks are preserved and can be replenished in a natural way. The country's decision coincides with an initiative taken at a...
Last October, the government of Mauritania put a two month stop to fishing. The measure has been taken to ensure that fish stocks are preserved and can be replenished in a natural way. The country's decision coincides with an initiative taken at a UN fisheries meeting to address fleet overcapacity, one of the most important factors contributing to overfishing. However, governments failed to finish their work and give themselves a firm deadline to reduce fleet overcapacity, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Key provisions of a draft action plan on overcapacity were agreed by about 80 member countries at the conclusion of their meeting at FAO's headquarters, at the end of last year. The draft action plan commits FAO member nations to develop national plans to address fleet capacity and begin to control the size of distant-water fishing fleets. WWF estimates that thirteen of the world's largest fishing fleets have a fleet capacity that is two and half times greater than necessary to ensure a sustainable catch. WWF Avenue du Mont Blanc CH- 1196 Gland, Switzerland.
SubjectsANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH;
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