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EU Fisheries policy reform achieved

Europe’s common fisheries policy is set for radical reform after negotiators for EU governments and the European Parliament reached agreement in Brussels at 03.00 this morning.
 
Supporters of the deal claim that it paves the way for rebuilding Europe’s depleted fish stocks and curbing the discard of millions of tonnes of fish each year.
 
British representatives have played a key role in securing the reform.  They say that it demonstrates how EU policies can be changed for the better.
 
An obligation to land all pelagic fish, such as mackerel, will commence from 1 January 2015.  Other reforms, which must yet be formally approved …

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Coming up in the Lords… 5-16 March

Welcome back to Liberal Democrat Voice’s coverage of the House of Lords, our attempt to let you know what is coming up and when in the second chamber. Think of it as your reminder to lobby our Peers, or any others, in advance of the debate. And with no further ado, we’ll turn to the legislative agenda…

With the Welfare Reform Bill having gone through its final stages this week – and we’ll be covering that separately – attention returns to the other items of unfinished business. The Report …

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