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Norway says NO to science

Norway must stop fishing for endangered species like coastal cod, halibut, redfish and eel, according to the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management.

It is the first time that the Directorate has voiced such strong opinion in favour of stopping the fishing for species listed on the official ranking of threatened marine species, reports The Norway Post.

Last year the fisheries authorities allowed the catch of 22,000 tonnes of coastal cod, against the advice of marine scientists.

“These fisheries ought to be stopped altogether,” says the Directorate for Nature Management, a national body that has the scientific responsibility for managing the Norwegian countryside. It is responsible to the Ministry of Environment on matters concerning nature management.

Strange how fisheries authorities in all countries praise science which supports the catching sector and ignore it when it doesn’t.

Exploitation before Conservation.

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