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Article 47 (Updated 9 Apr 09)

  • Barry, I agree with you. This is not about RSA. I find it strange that the Common Fisheries Policy has been in existence for more than 20 years but nobody has seen RSA as a problem in need of being 'fixed' until now. What is the big difference today compared with the situation 5, 10, 20 years ago I wonder? The only logical explanation: the commercials need a chunk of RSA fish to fill their nets! What a fix.
(Posted on January 28, 2009, 9:43 pm JanisJop)

  • It is quite clear to me this proposel now being submitted by the eu is for the tightning of controls for the commercial fleets to TRY and get them to comply with cfp that has been an outright, dismal, hogwash, failure since inception. Governments have ignored the rules and the french fishing fleet in particular have been an outstanding example. Are they at present still being fined by the eu for illegal fishing practices, if so have they paid one euro to date. Why should the likes of joe borg and co wish to lump the rsa in with this lot. What difference will the rsa make to the overall condition of the fish stocks. It's all about control. They want it. They want to draft in another level of policing onshore to ensure that the cheats, scammers, thieves are delt with to TRY and bring them in line. Paid for by record amounts of tax payers contributions. They have failed so far, should the rsa be left out of this until such times that top down the managers and fleets can demonstrate that they can run a sustainable fishery, properly. Don't forget the rsa didn't trash it in the first place, the rsa havn't done anything wrong. Leave the rsa alone until you can show that thier house is in order. What with defra trying to 'enhance' the rsa fishing experiance, the future is not looking too good.
(Posted on December 4, 2008, 7:57 am barry luxton)

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