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The European Commission has announced measures to avert the collapse of the declining sea bass stock. Immediately effective emergency measures will place a ban on targeting the fish stock by trawling while it is reproducing, during the spawning season, which runs until the end of April. This will be complemented by further measures to ensure that all those who fish sea bass make a balanced and fair contribution to saving the stock.
The Commission delegated regulation on the implementation of the EU's international obligations under the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries came into effect on 24 January.

Aquaculture - opportunities for development

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As a sector, aquaculture now makes an essential contribution to nutrition globally. It is also a growth sector, since fishing, no matter how productive, cannot meet the demand for fish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae, due to the limited natural productivity of the aquatic environment. Despite this favourable context, European aquaculture is not benefiting from this global upsurge. Therefore, on the 8th of April 2009, the European Commission adopted a strategy aimed at identifying the problems faced by European aquaculture and at putting a framework in place to promote sustainable development in the sector.