Banning Mediterranean Driftnetting - Oceana

Victory | October 2, 2009

Banning Mediterranean Driftnetting

The European Court of Justice rejected any further requests by the French government for exemptions from the EU ban on driftnetting in the Mediterranean Sea. This ruling will spare 25,000 juvenile bluefin tuna annually, along with 10,000 non-targeted marine species caught annually in the driftnets.