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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

CFP reform and dogmas

The final CFP deal is approaching. Agreement on sustainability will be easier to achieve if all parties involved would be willing to step away from their traditional dogmas:

  •  Politicians and administrators should admit that detailed management will be costly and difficult and that their ability to 'shape' fisheries is limited
  •  Industry representatives should accept that changes are inevitable
  • NGOs should stop warning that last fish is going to be caught soon and admit that large part of the EU stocks is not at the brink of collapse and in fact their state is improving

But, unfortunately, it is easier to continue repeating the same old stories..... or do you see some 'positive' change???

Pavel Salz   2nd

Director at Framian
Rotterdam Area, Netherlands