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#1 Timmoranuk

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:32 AM

I can think of few other industries which utilise a resource for which they have such little regard. I'm not sure just how encouraging this is though as I'd be pretty sure that for every prosecution there are many violations which remain undetected.And if you think I'm anti-fishing, well I'm not - its just that the industry needs to be sorted out and made sustainable before.....
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 09:11 AM

I can think of few other industries which utilise a resource for which they have such little regard. I'm not sure just how encouraging this is though as I'd be pretty sure that for every prosecution there are many violations which remain undetected.And if you think I'm anti-fishing, well I'm not - its just that the industry needs to be sorted out and made sustainable before.....


Whilst it's great that there's punishment for these breakers of the rules but generally the UK is far better than most other European countries at following fishing quotas and not overfishing. If only other countries did the same and sent a message out Europe wide it would have a much greater effect than the French and Spanish (nothing against those specific countries, only an example) laughing at British fishermen and then catching twice as much and getting away with it
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:19 AM

I'm not sure that the idea that "we are not as bad as the others" is actually very constructive - in any case I'm far from convinced by the folklore regarding fishermen from our European neighbours being worse than us. I've seen little hard numerical evidence to back up such claims. The CFP does need sorting out before its simply irrelevant.
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