Slipped through the net: Europe misses by more than 30 years the international goal of rebuilding its fish stocks

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At the Development Summit in Johannesburg in 2002, the European countries agreed to rebuild their fish stocks to levels that can produce the maximum sustainable yield, no later than 2015. According to scientists of the Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean" in Kiel, Germany, that goal is already out of reach: Of 54 analysed stocks, only very fey stocks have sufficiently large size and are fished at a sustainable rate. The state of twelve stocks, including North Sea cod, plaice and halibut, is so bad that they can not recover sufficiently until 2015, even if all fishing would be halted....
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