With the virtual extinction of cod in the North Sea and serious problems with hake and haddock, the commission accepted that previous measures had failed.
Despite the virtual absence of pollutants and allergens there, fully one-third of the population of about 300 are asthma sufferers.
One day the richest among us could turn nearly immortal, becoming virtual Gods to the rest of us.
Friday's phone conversation marked the first time she had contact with a Japanese Diet member since her release from nearly 20 months of virtual house arrest.
The result is that the markets of these games have spilled out of their virtual borders and into the real world.
For the past 24 hours coalition air and missile raids have come to a virtual standstill, according to a Kyodo News reporter in the capital.
Mark described how a virtual tour is particularly beneficial for hotels, B&Bs and attraction centres.
The latest one-day action brought bus and underground services to a virtual halt in nearly 50 cities, with the exception of the capital Paris.
In some ways rather more disappointing was the virtual absence of alcohol from the tournament.
You won't learn how to bake a cake or wallpaper the kitchen but you will have a thumping, pumping, roller-coaster ride through the virtual world of computer and video games.