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Tuesday, 11th June 2013

Stevenson welcomes a better balance on cod stocks

Conservative Fisheries spokesman Struan Stevenson today welcomed a new package of measures designed to address the delicate balance between the recovery of cod stocks and the livelihoods of fishing communities.

As the European Parliament approved two reports aimed at getting the EU’s cod programme back on track, Mr Stevenson said:

“The old plan was delivering the worst of both worlds - no good for cod stocks and no good for fishermen. This readjustment should help to inject some common sense into the management of cod stocks which have begun to make a strong recovery.”