Mega-trawler 'scrapped' in Brussels

Today, Greenpeace activists symbolically decommissioned a destructive fishing trawler outside the EU Council building. Inside, EU fisheries ministers are negotiating 2011 fishing quotas and are expected to once again set them significantly above levels recommended by scientists.

Greenpeace activists place a sign reading "EU ministers: scrap overfishing" on a symbolically decommissioned giant model of a destructive fishing trawler in Brussels while EU ministers meet to agree fishing quotas. Ministers have consistently set fishing quotas above levels recommended by scientists. Greenpeace is calling on EU governments to scrap overfishing and take destructive fishing ships off the water.

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