The EU Council for Agriculture and Fisheries agrees on fishing opportunities for Baltic Sea based on scientific advice
The EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries agreed today fishing opportunities for the Baltic Sea for 2012. Following the Commission proposal, all quota decisions are based on scientific advice.
Commissioner Damanaki said: "Today's decision is an historical achievement. I want to thank the EU Polish Presidency for the excellent cooperation, which allowed the Council to take decisions that will be difficult in the short term, but stick to the red line of scientific advice. We also reached an agreement to overcome situations where data or scientific advice is still lacking." She concluded stating that "We have done the maximum for our fishermen, within the limits imposed by scientific advice".
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