Good to see the issue getting some coverage - I almost feel like buying a TV license!
Obviously we all want the Bass stocks improved and the 45cm idea would help a lot. However If it only applies to British fishing boats then it would still allow the Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, even Greek Boats to continue to Rape our seas as they have done ever since our waters were stolen from us when we joined the EU. It disgusts me.
The only solution is for us to leave the EU, reclaim our territorial waters, and have the Royal Navy blow out of the water any foreign boats found fishing there.
Hi MoriartyWotcha Tony,
The link given said that the new limit would not apply to foriegn boats who would be able to continue to do as they please.
I've read that the EU bought fishing rights of several west Africa countries which ruined the native fishermens livelyhoods - resulting in large scale mass immigration!
I should clarify my politics are right of good old Ghengis!
I agree, partly, but I doubt that foriegn boats will pay the slightest bit of notice - British boats will (to thier disadvantage). Let the other Europeans fish in their own territorial waters, but - oooops! the Med has been ruined by overfishing, the coasts of France and Spain likewise, now they want to do the same in our backyard!work towards a common EU goal of ultimately protecting the stock