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27th Sep 2016

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EU to tighten ban on driftnet fishing

The European Commission on Wednesday announced a total ban on driftnet fishing in EU waters from 2015 to better enforce protection for dolphins, swordfish, and tuna. Since 2002, driftnets have been prohibited in EU waters when intended for the capture of tuna and swordfish, but illegal driftnet fishing has continued.

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