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MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND FISHING COMMUNITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 373: tabled on 30 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes the publication of the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership Report, which indicates that the cod species has moved northwards in the North Sea as a result of sea warming changing the distribution of plankton; calls for these findings to be accorded serious consideration by policymakers in the UK fishery departments and the European Commission who have been pursuing a deeply damaging policy designed to restore the cod species to areas of the North Sea that may be no longer suitable, thereby occasioning drastic fishing-effort reductions which have impacted on the allowable catches of plentiful species such as haddock and nephrops; and demands that no further attacks on the livelihoods of coastal communities be contemplated without a proper understanding and review of the complex forces at work in the marine environment.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.