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The Ecosystem is Gasping

Jul 08,2008 Leon Roskilly


"The EU says its spending will reduce fishing pressure and help fishermen adopt greener methods. In reality, it is delaying the decline of the industry and allowing it to defy ecological limits for as long as possible.

If the member states want to protect the ecosystem, it's a good deal cheaper to legislate than to pay.

Our fishing policies, like those of almost all maritime nations, are a perfect parable of commercial stupidity and short-termism, helping an industry to destroy its long-term prospects for the sake of immediate profit. "

George Mobiot in the Guardian - Full Story



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