Very disturbing to my worldview:
After half a century of almost continuously declining fish stocks, especially of iconic species such as North Sea cod, the symptoms and diagnosis of this crisis are familiar. Too many boats are chasing too few fish. What is new about the Green Paper launched yesterday by Joe Borg, the EU Fisheries Commissioner, is its call for wholesale reform of the CFP and its proposal for the introduction of individual transferable quotas (ITQs), better known as catch shares.
An EU policy which is both sane and sensible.
Of course, it\’s going to take them years to implement it, it\’ll probably be too late and so on, but best to applaud rationality on the rare occasions one sees it.