THE NORTH Sea is Europe's blackspot for maritime sulphur dioxide emissions from fishing vessels, a report ordered by the European Commission has claimed. Pollution from ships in the southern North Sea east of East Anglia and north of the Straits of Dover is the worst in the continent, at between 0.2 and 0.5 kilotonnes annually per square 50 km, with emissions for the northern North Sea coming in at between 0.1 and 0.2 kilotonnes. Only the Skagerrak and Kattegat straits between Denmark, Norway and Sweden and the Bay of Biscay waters off ...

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