Saturday, 10 March 2018

A generation has woken up to the fact that we are - In too Deep: The race to save our seas.

While many fish stocks around the coast of the UK are not overfished, many are stocks are fished to MSY (Maximum Sustainable Yield) - around the world the story is not quite so good, as we are now only too well aware.

Sky’s Ed Conway hears Bank of England governor, Mark Conway talks to Mr Carney, who has spoken out previously about the risks posed to the financial system by climate change and rising sea levels, said the problems were a consequence of an economic theory known as "the tragedy of the commons", whereby individuals can, left unchecked, overuse their shared resources. This is an old term stemming from the days when we, in the UK, as commoners were allowed to graze sheep and cattle on 'common' land - what we now have to understand is that our planet earth is 'common land'.

Let there be no mistake, the future of fishing is in our, the fishermens', hands. 

This not a report that seeks to sensationalise.  It is a cold, hard look at where we are now with the voices of fishermen wondering where they, and we will be in the future.

Take out 48 minutes over the weekend to watch and listen.