Fishing gear for European fishermen should be made from the right materials and quality, according to a new report from the European Union’s fisheries watchdog.
The EU’s fishing body said it has been studying products made by manufacturers in Italy, France and Germany to see if they are suitable for European fishing.
The report says the European Commission has also been asking European manufacturers to provide European standards.
The Commission, which oversees the fishing industry, said it was also studying whether the EU can develop a framework that can help European companies.
It said it is working on the issue.