The European Union has put a number of its fisheries on the line by restricting the numbers of sharks in the sea and ordering their culling.
The plan is part of a larger crackdown on the sea lion in the wake of a global increase in the animal’s populations.
The EU’s new strategy is set to see the closure of many areas around Europe, including the islands of Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands, Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The move comes after the EU decided to take a tougher stance on sharks, which are thought to have been responsible for more than 80% of shark attacks on humans in the past three decades.
As a result, a number other EU countries, including Italy and Bulgaria, have been trying to cull the sea lions.
In Cyprus, for instance, the number of sea lions in the Mediterranean has been cut by more than 60% in the last few years.
The government says it is not a threat to the islands’ health and has promised to reintroduce sea lions back into the sea.
In Italy, the government is also trying to reintroduced sea lions, but it has also taken a tough line on the issue.
The European Commission has said the shark population in the region has already doubled since the closure in 2008.
The Commission says it will implement a national strategy to control shark numbers by 2020, which will include the possibility of reintroducing sea lions into the area.
“It is clear that the European Union and the Member States should take a new approach in the conservation of marine animals,” said Commissioner Christoph Reiter, who has led the EU’s marine policies since 2006.
“In the long run, it will be possible to recover from the impacts of the current shark crisis, and to reduce the threat of shark attack on human health,” he added.
The closure in Cyprus came as the EU is also planning to close a section of its territory in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands, in 2019.
The area, called the “South Atlantic Ocean” has been closed to the public since 2013.
“We have to make sure that we have control over our own seas,” said Reiter.
The closures will be carried out in a phased manner, starting with the Canary Isles, and then the rest of the Atlantic region.
“There will be no more operations in the South Atlantic Ocean,” he said.
The EU Fisheries Agency, the European Commission’s top environmental watchdog, said in a statement that the closures “will allow us to manage our waters better and make sure we have a clear direction for the future”. “
The South Atlantic will remain closed to all traffic.”
The EU Fisheries Agency, the European Commission’s top environmental watchdog, said in a statement that the closures “will allow us to manage our waters better and make sure we have a clear direction for the future”.
The EU also has plans to close the French and Italian coasts in 2019, which would mean that the two biggest sea lions populations in the area will be able to be relocated.