Mackerel Downgraded From Fish To Eat List

As debacles go this one really has all the hallmarks of a textbook omnishambles. It’s now been three years since Iceland and the Faroe Islands decided to allocate themselves a much higher proportion of the North Eastern Atlantic mackerel quota than had been agreed. With the EU refusing to budge on its allocation the stock … Continue reading Mackerel Downgraded From Fish To Eat List

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Thirty One In, Ninety Six Out – For Now…

You've got to feel some sympathy for those volunteers who put goodness knows how many hours of their lives into the four regional Marine Conservation Zone projects over the course of the last three years. Millions of pounds were spent on these projects to ensure that all 'stakeholders' were involved in drawing up the 127 … Continue reading Thirty One In, Ninety Six Out – For Now…

The Difference Between Asking for Advice And Taking It

“The last five or six years we’ve really begun to see the anglers become more engaged” said an ICES scientist at a workshop in Brussels last month. Three representatives of the European Anglers Alliance (EAA) had just introduced themselves and were there to learn more about the scientific advice that ICES (the International Council for … Continue reading The Difference Between Asking for Advice And Taking It