LED lights could stop turtles and birds from drowning in fishing nets

Fishermen on the Boulogne sur Mer based trawler "Nicolas Jeremy" raise the fishing nets, off the coast of northern France October 21, 2013. Fishermen will not get European Union subsidies to build new vessels, EU lawmakers agreed on October 23.  Voting on how to allocate nearly 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in annual fisheries subsidies up to 2020, the European Parliament said more money should be spent on assessing the state of Europe's depleted stocks. If confirmed in talks with governments, the proposals could spell relief for the estimated 75 percent of EU fish stocks that the European Commission says are over-fished. Picture taken October 21, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (FRANCE - Tags: BUSINESS MARITIME ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 08 OF 24 FOR PACKAGE  'COD, QUOTAS AND CONSERVATION' SEARCH 'NICHOLAS JEREMY' FOR ALL IMAGES

Every year about 400,000 seabirds become caught in gillnets set up to catch fish. Image: REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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