Fischereireform

“Fisheries reform”; the EU passed a reformatory Common Fisheries Policy this week with a very solid majority. The Greens celebrated. Details still need to be worked out with individual countries’ governments, but the policy is intended to help combat overfishing and will, e.g., make it illegal for vessels to dump part of their catch back into the ocean in order to meet fishing quotas or because the caught fish have low market value. It is also supposed to stop overfishing in developing countries.

(Fisher EYE rrreform.)

Eile mit Weile

Goethe’s charming translation of “festina lente,” “make haste slowly.” The motto of the Roman emperor Augustus, who struck coins that used images of a crab and a butterfly to illustrate it. Wikipedia says other animal pairings used to indicate the motto over the years have included “a hare in a snail shell, a chameleon with a fish,” a tortoise with a sail on its back and a dolphin around an anchor.

(EYE leh   mit   VYE leh.)

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