Several MPs have submitted to the Senate a project aimed at changing the Hunting Law and allowing the hunting of the cormorants, currently a protected species, Stirileprotv.ro reported.
The MPs are members of the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) and of the People's Movement Party (PMP).
The initiators of the project say the cormorant population has increased significantly.
“The idea came following a study, because in Romania the cormorants proliferated. There are over 150,000 cormorants in the country. And the damage they create in the fishing area amounts to some 20,000 tons of fish. If I provide other statistics you will get scared because we produce only some 12,000 tons of fish,” PSD MP Alexandru Stănescu, an initiator of the project, said, quoted by Agerpres.
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