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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 12:23 PM
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UK Science Panel Recommends Total Ban On Cod Fishing - BBC
Cod fishing ban proposed

"The scientists who advise the European Union on fish quotas have recommended a ban on cod fishing off the west of Scotland, in the North Sea and in the Irish Sea. The researchers said a ban was needed to take the pressure off fish stocks and allow them to recover.

The new UK Fisheries Minister, Ben Bradshaw, who is meeting industry leaders in Peterhead, said the report from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (Ices) painted a "bleak picture".

The report said that despite previous conservation measures, cod stocks remained at "very low levels".

It has advised EU ministers to endorse zero catches of cod in the North Sea, off western Scotland and in the Irish Sea until they return to an acceptable level."

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3206474.stm
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 12:34 PM
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1. this is difficult
for a "fishatarian"... I gave meat up over 20 years ago, for ethical reasons. Now I have to mak the choice to exclude "endangered" species of fish. I will do that - but what species, if any, are free from guilty consumption? And are fish farms good for the environment? Don't get me wrong, I love tofu, but I also love sushi.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 12:59 PM
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2. Here's a fish list you might find handy
A couple of organizations have lists that shift, season by season and as fishery stocks rise and fall. It'll help you pick your fish with the least environmental impact possible.

http://www.environmentaldefense.org/seafood/bestpicks.c...
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theivoryqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-20-03 01:51 PM
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3. Thanks!
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