The Irish Times is reporting that the European parliament has voted 558 - 7 to support a pan-European Cormorant Management Plan.
European Angling groups have long complained that cormorants are causing widespread devastation to fish stocks and as a result affecting the quality of angling in Europe.
I do wonder why people are surprised, if you artificially stock a lake with fish then naturally that'll attract predators. In the same way you see many for Gulls in towns nowadays, why? Well the amount of food thrown on our streets, birds aren't stupid if they can get an easy lunch they will.