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หัวข้อ: Scientists call for 'total cod ban'
เริ่มหัวข้อโดย: Nicaonline ที่ ตุลาคม 18, 2006, 09:45:36 PM
Wednesday, October 18, 2006

UK - A complete ban on fishing for cod in the waters around Britain will be called for by international scientists in their advice to the EU published later this week.

The advice from the Copenhagen-based International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (Ices) is the same as it has given the EU for the last four years — and which ministers have ignored. But it has new force.

Ministers have given quotas for catching cod for each of those years on the assumption that stocks would rebound.

They have not and with each year the scientists ask for a ban their recommendation has greater authority.

The cod stock in the North Sea is about 53,000 tons – the size of a small commercial ship – though historically it was once more than four million tons.

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