THE EUROPEAN Commission has been given authority to negotiate a comprehensive "Governing International Fisheries Agreement" with the USA. EU ministers said Brussels officials should

Meanwhile, the EU Council of Ministers has agreed a regulation aiming at boosting cod stocks in the Irish Sea this year, protecting adult cod during the spawning season, notably enforcing an area closure from February.

The council is also soon expected to approve the first proposal made by the Commission to conserve deep water fishing stocks, ...

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