Within the space of a few decades, species such as the roundnose grenadier
and orange roughy have become so depleted they are considered threatened with extinction.
The NGO notes that TACs are too high for roundnose grenadier
, red seabream and alfonsinos, for which there is a lack of sound scientific advice.
Las investigaciones sobre los macruridos, comenzaron durante la segunda mitad de los 1700s, cuando Gunnerus (1765) describio al roundnose grenadier
For instance numbers of roundnose grenadier
declined by 41% looking at stocks from the surface to 2,500 metres, while a 77% decline was observed in non-target species the smallmouth spiny eel at the same depths.
Scientists found the number of roundnose grenadier
, onion-eyed grenadier, blue hake, spiny eel, and spinytail skate has slumped 98 per cent in 17 years.
In practice, it proposes a 77% increase in the TACs for roundnose grenadier
West of the British Isles (4,500 tonnes).
"The Commission went against recommendations to close fisheries for certain stocks of roundnose grenadier
, blue ling and red seabream and remained surprisingly ambiguous about vulnerable deep-sea stocks, for which the TAC in 2011 and 2012 was set at zero," notes the NGO, which calls for further efforts to improve management of the stocks concerned.
These include alfonsino (Beryx splendens), black cardinalfish (Epigonus telescopus), orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus), southern boarfish (Pseudopentaceros richardsoni), macrourid rattails (primarily roundnose grenadier
Coryphaenoides rupestris), oreos (several species of the family Oreosomatidae, including the smooth oreo Pseudocyttus maculatus and the black oreo Allocyttus niger), and toothfish (Patagonian toothfish Dissostichus eleginoides and Antarctic toothfish D.
Other small quotas for British ships have been proposed for alfonsinos, roundnose grenadier
and orange roughy.
It claimed catching orange roughy, roundnose grenadier
, Portuguese dogfish and the leafscale gulper shark should be halted.
* The EU Council of Ministers has approved proposed new catch quotas for EU fishing fleets catching snow-crab, capelin, Icelandic redfish and roundnose grenadier
in seas controlled by Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
No increase in quotas, a slight decrease for black scabbardfish and roundnose grenadier
and the status quo for the majority of other species: the EU's fisheries ministers unanimously reached a political agreement, on 29 November, on fishing quotas for deep-sea species for 2011 and 2012.