The double dealing of an impartial scientist


Exactly 90 days after being appointed for a three year-term in the most influential scientific body advising the European Commission on fisheries, a researcher at the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) switched loyalties to work for the deep­sea fleet of French supermarket chain Intermarché.
He thus entered into a blatant conflict of interest with his function. Such is the revelation made today by BLOOM, a French non-profit organization working to preserve deep-sea biodiversity.

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