Deal on fishing quotas

Reductions in quotas does not go as far as Commission's proposal.

Fisheries ministers from the European Union’s member states have struck a deal on fish quotas for 2013 after three days of talks that ended in the early hours of this morning (20 December).

The European Commission had proposed a sharp reduction in quotas for several thousand species in the Atlantic but several ministers said that this was not backed by scientific evidence.

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