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Scientists see evidence of major progress in European fisheries: 39 % more fish in the sea than in 2003
Europêche presents main points of concern for the fishing sector at a decisive moment for its future
EUROPECHE ruega la Comisión Europea de promover la política de pesca en aguas profundas en línea con los estándares internacionales y la ciencia
Europêche exhorte la Commission européenne à promouvoir la politique de pêche profonde en conformité avec les normes internationales
Europeche urge European Commission to promote deep sea fisheries policy in line with international standards and science
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Europêche has welcomed the clear message from the scientific community and DG MARE Director General, Mr Aguiar Machado, at Friday's “Scientific Seminar on Fisheries Science” organised by the European Commission. The scientific data presented evidenced in the North East Atlantic a drastic reduction in fishing pressure which is now stabilizing at sustainable levels. As a consequence, overexploited stocks decreased by 43% in the last decade and the proportion of stocks outside safe biological limits dropped by more than half during the same period. Fish populations have been generally increasing, reaching in 2016 biomass levels 39% higher than in 2003. The seminar also reviewed fisheries science challenges such as integrating socio-economic advice, multispecies management transition, climate change consequences and insufficient data processing.