NEAFCNorth-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
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The proposal to ban fishing for orange roughy, based on a recommendation from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, was supported by Iceland and Norway, but was not adopted by NEAFC because of opposition from Denmark (the Faroe Islands) and Russian.
We are disappointed that NEAFC did not do more this year to protect deep-sea ecosystems and sustainably manage deep-sea fisheries, although we were pleased that the meeting this year was much more open to NGO participation than in the past," said Matthew Gianni, policy adviser for the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.
A recent report[1] by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) indicated substantial shortfalls in NEAFC regulations on deep-sea fisheries.