An inconvenient truth?

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The Common Fisheries Policy is a biological,environmental, economic and social disaster; it is beyond reform. It is a system that forces fishermen to throw back more fish dead into the sea than they land. It has caused substantial degradation of the marine environment, it has destroyed much of the fishing industry with the compulsory scrapping of modern vessels and has devastated fishing communities.

Fisheries cannot be managed on a continental scale; they need local control. That is the reason why Michael Howard has stated that the Conservatives will return our fisheries to National and Local control. This accords completely with our instinct for small government. Issues should be tackled on an international basis only when justified, at a national level when appropriate and otherwise locally. Green paper January 2005.

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