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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 …

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MONKFISH AUTHORISATION – IRELAND’S SECRET WHITEFISH QUOTAS

9 September 2016 Access to Ireland’s whitefish quotas in 2014 was sought from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) through Freedom of Information. The majority of vessel allocations for whitefish (species like cod, haddock and whiting) were already in the public domain, having been published on the web but allocations to twenty whitefish vessels were secret. On first …