European countries set common fisheries policy

European Community ministers gave final approval to a common fisheries policy , bringing to an end seven years of tough negotiations on the sharing of catches in the waters of member nations, a Council of Ministers spokesman said.

The signing ceremony came three hours after Community ministers and officials had assembled Tuesday for an intensive effort to resolve conflicting claims about the meaning of key clauses in the draft agreement. The policy is intended to regulate the market for the Community's 140,000 fishermen by setting overall limits and national quotas for the main fish species, helping to rebuild Community fleets, and offering a price-support mechanism to the industry.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK