Common Fisheries Policy

The End of the Line

Waitrose to the rescue?


Whilst our government is spending billions of pounds subsidising big business to build inefficient and unloved windfarms, merely to meet EU targets, which will have no positive effect on the environment; one big business would appear to be something sensible by helping promote a documentary that was a hit at the Sundance Festival and, unlike An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore, really does tell the truth. This is the trailer:

Sound the global alarm. Scientists predict that if we continue fishing at the current rate, the planet will run out of seafood by 2048 with catastrophic consequences. Based on the book by Charles Clover, The End of the Line explores the devastating effect that overfishing is having on fish stocks and the health of our oceans.

EU green fascism

Not in my name

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The EUobserver tells us that EU fisheries ministers are wiling to accept reduced quotas for the tuna, a shortened fishing season and increased controls, but ruled out a complete ban.

Greenpeace had called for a suspension of the fishery "until France, Spain, Italy and their Mediterranean neighbours stop illegal fishing practices."

"The ministers of France, Italy and Spain have shown they are incapable of keeping illegal fishing for bluefin tuna under control," said Saskia Richartz, Greenpeace EU oceans policy director. "Only a suspension of fishing can bring the bluefin tuna back from the brink of collapse."

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