Greenpeace investigated the ports of Chioggia and Pila di Porto Tolle, home of the Mediterranean's largest anchovy and sardine fleets and benefactor of hundreds of millions in public subsidies to help create a 'sustainable' oily fish sector. In reality, over the last decades this sector has become more and more unsustainable as the Italian government has actively supported an increase in the pair trawling fleet fishing for sardines and anchovies despite warnings from experts about a decline of the sardine and anchovies populations and despite the fact that this increase in capacity ignores the prevailing policies of the EU.

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