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After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November 2013, it will now grant each country an extra six months to improve the situation. The Commission will review their progress made at the end of this period.
The European Commission has expressed its disappointment with the outcomes of the 87th Annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 18 July in Lima, Peru.

The EU comes to the aid of fragile marine ecosystems

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The European Commission published on the 17th of October 2007 a Communication aiming to protect the fragile ecosystems of the deep sea. Some of those ecosystems are indeed threatened by deep-water fishing, which has developed significantly during the two last decades.

The Commission has already taken measures to protect the ecosystems, which have been identified in Community waters. It now wishes to act and protect those witnesses of the rich marine biodiversity in the whole world.

It proposes to limit and better regulate some destructive fishing practices on those fragile ecosystems, mainly on coral reefs and sea mounts.