EU moves boldly to curb overfishing

EU Fishing Policy Reform To Curb Overfishing
By RAF CASERT and BARRY HATTON 05/30/13 02:30 PM ET EDT AP

BRUSSELS — Half a century ago, a cook would chop a cod in half because it was simply too big to fit in the oven. Today, most fit easily in the frying pan.

Blame the decimation of the dinner plate on industrial overfishing of Europe’s once plentiful waters. On Thursday, though, the European Union backed landmark legislation that could well prevent the commercial extinction of some of the continent’s favorite fish.

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