Fisheries

Overfishing Threatens Our Oceans - Again

James Thornton | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
James Thornton

The fishing industry has been gearing up for the landing obligation, and progress is being made. New nets with larger holes mean smaller fish, doomed to be thrown back dead under the old law, are allowed to swim free.

Fisheries Reform: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times?

Charles Clover | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Charles Clover

2013 was a historic year for the conservation of European fisheries. A genuinely radical reform passed every hurdle in the EU's tangled system of government in time to enter into force at the beginning of 2014 - a personal triumph for European Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki, former radical and member of the Greek Communist party...

Europe Fisheries Vote Shows That the EU Can Be Reformed

Tim Farron | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The most important aspect of these new reforms is that fishing quotas will now have to fit into a long-term plan based on scientific advice, with the aim of restoring Europe's fish stocks by 2020. That is ambitious, but achievable. They also have symbolic importance. They show that when the UK is constructive and pushes for reform of the EU, it can deliver real results.

Lessons From America: Will Europe Save the Sea Bass?

Charles Clover | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Charles Clover

The case of the European bass shows how difficult it is to apply a conservation lesson from one part of the world to another. This winter, we will see if these learnings can be applied or whether, when it comes to the oceans, mankind will simply go on repeating the same mistakes.

We Need A Sea-Change Over Fishing, Say MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Politics

MPs have attacked the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), amid accusations that it's damaging both the British fishing industry and the stocks of fish...

Minsters Welcome EU Delay Over British Fishing Time Restrictions

PA | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Politics

Fisheries ministers have welcomed news that any decision on reductions in fishing time for British vessels will be delayed. Scottish Fisheries Secr...