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Study of the GEOMAR: Effective protection for the oceans

protection zones are intended to protect both the North and Baltic seas, to a massive powered fishing. However, a study from Kiel, shows that the protected area

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Study of the GEOMAR: Effective protection for the oceans

protection zones are intended to protect both the North and Baltic seas, to a massive powered fishing. However, a study from Kiel, shows that the protected areas fail in their purpose so far.

The Green party politician Steffi Lemke could hardly believe her eyes, as she had weeks ago, the study by scientists from Kiel in the hands. Heading: "marine protected areas for sure".

"are The very serious results that have been collected at the end of last year, of GEOMAR, which is of an absolutely prestigious German research institution. These state that, in this protection, a 40 percent increase in intensity of trawl fishing areas even takes place outside the protected areas", writes the expert of the Green for nature conservation.

boat in the North sea. When it comes to EU fisheries policy, the need to work together in several States.

In the protection zones of vulnerable to as outside of

areas of An absurd Situation, in the fish reported Already apparently vulnerable than where regularly caught. And, of all things, fishing with trawls, particularly environmental and species harmful to apply. About Lemke:

warns "The trawl fisheries means that, in principle, over the sea, the soil is plowed. This means that there really - and round and round, so you can imagine that the mean for spawning fish stocks but also for other marine life to a massive failure."

plenty of reasons for the Greens, the Federal government, to the absurdity of the protection zones. And after your strategy actually more the protection, conservation and restoration of biological diversity in the sea, as it was officially called, as the Federal government in September 2017 and after years of Hick-Hack protected areas for the North sea and the Baltic sea. Here, reefs and sand banks should be protected, as well as porpoises, sharks, rays or migratory fish like eel and salmon.

Ministry of the environment admits to gaps in a

The has not yet been achieved, acknowledges the Federal Ministry for the environment now. His answer to the address of the Green is the ARD-capital Studio. Protection zones to protect the German authorities, knew the Ministry in its Letter. And the findings said, "the fact that currently only a few European marine protected areas, no commercial fishing".

the method of fishing with trawl nets, the umpflügten everywhere, the floors, the pantry, the greatest damage, also you know in the Ministry of the environment: "as a result, the life spaces of the seabed and marine fish in total, not the good environmental status."

in good condition if you want to reach, but soon, it says further in the Letter. What is meant is a regulation at EU-level. Protection zones in the sea mean to be a vote within the EU's common fisheries policy - and there have neighboring States with a pulled in, which is managed by the Federal government for the areas in the North sea.

For the Baltic sea only the paper

From the point of view of the Greens have made Berlin but too many compromises. And for the Baltic sea, complained Steffi Lemke, is yet only paper. The whole voting process was still at the beginning. Overall, the Green party politician:

judge "The oceans are globally under pressure due to Overheating, fishing, and environmental pollution. Overall, it is a Situation that is really unsatisfactory."

protection zones in the North sea and the Baltic sea does not protect the Green critique of sea protection strategy of the Federal government
Bettina Nutz, ARD Berlin
14.02.2019 05:00 PM

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