I couldn\’t believe this nonsense.
Observers monitoring European fish quotas are being regularly intimidated, offered bribes and undermined by the fishing crews they are observing, a Guardian investigation has discovered.
More than 20 former and current observers on Portuguese and Spanish ships said that they had experienced tactics such as beingput under surveillance, deprived of sleep, or threatened with being thrown overboard, or having their official documentation stolen by fishing crews to conceal a culture of overfishing.
The twats expect to beat over fishing by putting a man with a clipboard at sea?
What you\’ve got to do is align the incentives for the fishermen so that it is in their interest to preserve the stock. When over fishing reduces profits then it will stop. Not men with bloody clipboards for goodness sake.