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European Union concerned for overfishing

The EU is calling for quota reductions for exotic deep-sea species, after the warnings of scientists and conservationists who say that many species are at risk of disappearing. In spite of the recommendations to totally ban the fishing of exotic deep-sea species, which can live up to 150 years and reproduce slowly, the EU prefers a volume cut of 33 percent for next year from 2005 in annual catches shared around the 25 EU states, then a further 33-percent cut in 2008. It is because of the depletion of EU commercial stocks (i.e. cod and hake) that deep water fish have become an attractive option.

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The destruction of the aquatic flora and fauna is mostly linked to overfishing and illegal fishing. A plant-based diet would help restore the aquatic biodiversity and would alleviate the suffering that fish go through in the hands of humans.

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