Same amongst people I know are the same they just dont want to get caught up with the ginormous bills trying to sort out the EU virus bill! They would bleed us dry and fish the seas to extinction around our coast
Prior to the CFP, we were doing a pretty good job of that ourselves. North Sea fish stocks have improved as a result of the CFP
The problem with EU quotas is fish caught outside the quota are thrown back in, dead in most cases so yes they are still doing a good job of killing the oceans
That's the same with any quota system to be fair.
Thats right so its better for the fish in the end if we fish our waters without quotas but a limited amount of boats that way all the fish caught get landed. in some cases under the current system wastes thousands of tons each trip not good really
Lost in wonder at the world and often wondering how I got there
The best way is probably big marine "safe areas" and day boats given high priority, deep sea boats restricted in number, net size and catch size limited, by-catch dumping strictly prohibited. It also would require heavy policing. ...... all this would make fish more expensive but sustainable
Ha !!! should read to the end of the thread .... see Peterboat posted in similar vein