|Horse Mackerel catches 1950 to 2009 in the Atlantic|
Industrial fishing in the North Atlantic and its adjacent seas, as authorized by the Member States of the European Union, is accused to hinder recovery of fish stocks. The allowed fishing quotas are too high. Thus, enforcing respect of these quotas is a must. At 1. August 2012 the European Commission took a step to do so. Quotas for 2012 were reduced for Member States having over-fished in 2011. Maria Damanaki, European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, said: "Nobody should harbour illusions that overfishing will be tolerated. The rules which exist should apply to all in a systematic and professional manner. Indeed I intend to use deductions to help achieve the main goal of the Common Fisheries Policy: long-term sustainability of Europe's fisheries."
|Horse Mackerel tracked where fished|
On consumers to-do-list: insist to get informed where the fish was caught, insist to get fish that had chance to reproduce, insist on enforcing of existing regulation, and insist to set regulation in a precautionary manner so that fish stock can recover.
p.s. Horse Mackerel should have exceed 24 cm length so that it could have reproduced.