The Italian popular science tv show RAI TG Leonardo, presented today a report on the Deep-sea Regulation in the North-East Atlantic currently under negotiations.
The shortage explains the adverse impacts of highly destructive bottom fishing practices and why those practises should be phased-out.
The new EU regulation, should seek to achieve manage the fishing for deep-sea species for sustainability, for both target and non-target stocks and species; and protecting the benthic marine environment – the deep-sea ecosystems associated with the seabed.
The on-going Italian Presidency of the Council can act now before the end of December to introduce this Regulation which has been pushed back since 2012.
To watch the report please follow this link from minute 06.27 (Courtesy of RAI.TV)