ClientEarth is mounting legal action against the EU for failing to live up to its commitment to tackle overfishing.

As the Guardian reported, the environmental organisation filed a request for the Council of the European Union on 25 March. It calls on the council to review the fishing limits of all 27 member countries set for December 2021 in the north-east Atlantic. The EU’s common fishing policy placed a deadline for the bloc to end unsustainable fishing by 2020. And, according to the Guardianmonitoring data shows that “40% of all commercial stocks in EU waters were unsustainably fished last year”.

ClientEarth will mount a case at the EU court of justice if the council refuses its request.

More detailed information on this story can be found on theCanary, Guardian and Client Earth websites.

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