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POLICY: European Parliament urges Commission to prohibit GE fishimports



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TITLE:  European Parliament resolution of 22 May 2007 on halting the loss
        of biodiversity by 2010 (2006/2233(INI))
SOURCE: European Parliament, France
AUTHOR: 
URL:    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT
+TA+P6-TA-2007-0195+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN
DATE:   22.05.2007
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European Parliament resolution of 22 May 2007 on halting the loss of
biodiversity by 2010 (2006/2233(INI))

The European Parliament,
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Wider countryside and wide marine environment (Objectives 2 & 3)
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28. Expresses its concern at the repercussions the introduction of
exotic species and the likely escape of genetically modified fish into
marine ecosystems may have on biodiversity, and calls on the Commission
to study the dangers further;
[...]

Invasive alien species and Alien Genotypes (Objective 5)
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50. Emphasises the importance of fully implementing the EU legislative
framework on Genetically Modified Organisms; highlights the potential
risks to biodiversity of industrial-scale production of GM crops and
asks the Commission to evaluate the impact on European ecosystems;

51. Expresses its concern at the possibility of genetically modified
fish escaping into marine ecosystems and the likelihood of their
reproducing with local fish, which may disrupt the biodiversity of those
ecosystems; calls on the EC to prohibit genetically modified fish
intended for the EU food chain from entering the EU;
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