‘Ministers strike a balance to protect livelihoods’ – December Council outcomes

Despite pressure from environmental lobby groups, ministers took advantage of the flexibilities provided for them them by the to reduce proposed cuts on a number of major commercial species. Celtic Sea Haddock’s cut was reduced from 41% to 12%, while the cut of Celtic Sea cod was reduced from a proposed 64% to 26%. Eastern Channel sole still faced a cut of 28%, mitigated from -60%. Read the rest here 11:34