The European Commission has followed the European Parliament by agreeing to support the listing of bluefin tuna under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), but on several conditions.

With fish stocks plummeting and the fishing sector stumbling from one crisis to another, it could seem that European fisheries are beyond hope. And perhaps some are. But the ongoing process to reform the Common Fisheries Policy poses an opportunity not to be missed if Europeans want to have their fish... and eat them too.

The European Parliament has declared its official support for a listing of bluefin tuna under Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), it was announced today.

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