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Damanaki loses appeal for bluefin quota cut

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE EU Council of ministers has rejected a proposal by fisheries commissioner Maria Damanaki to ask the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to reduce the total allowable catch (TAC) for eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna in 2011. Environmental groups are outraged that the Council has yielded to pressure from Mediterranean member states despite the massive decline of the species and evidence of widespread overfishing ( FOODNEWS 19 November ).



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