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POLICY MISLABELS “SCARCITY OF WHITEFISH” AS “SHORTAGE OF WHITEFISH QUOTA”

3 November 2016 Since the early 1980s, the annual level of diminishing whitefish quotas has been decided at the Council of Fisheries Ministers meeting in Brussels in December. The meeting is the culmination of a year’s survey and laboratory work, assessing the likely sustainable harvest of fin and shellfish stocks exploited in common by EU member states. The data are shared with …

INTRODUCING IRELAND’S FISH PRODUCER ORGANISATIONS

IT IS FORTY YEARS since Ireland’s first Fish Producer Organisation (FPO) came into existence but it is only three weeks since their membership was revealed, following a protracted struggle to extract the information from the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM).[i] FPOs WERE CREATED to perform as agents of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in the 1970s. At the time, …