All Member States are requested by the Habitats Directive (1992) to monitor habitat types and species considered to be of Community interest. Article 17 of the Directive requires that every 6 years Member States prepare reports to be sent to the European Commission on the implementation of the Directive. The Article 17 report for the period 2001-2006 for the first time includes assessments on the conservation status of the habitat types and species of Community interest
Where you can, choose organically farmed fish such as sea bass, salmon and trout.
Non-organic fish uses large quantities of chemicals and antibiotics which can affect other animals in the food chain. It is also worth bearing in mind that to produce a 3 kg farmed salmon, 15 kg of fish are caught in the wild to provide its meal and oil.
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