Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

NIMBY fishing effort - but the impact affects all.

Right now the largest fishing vessel in the world is trawling up and down the length of the 12 mile limit off countries like Senegal...



right on the edge of the 12 mile limit...


but she is not alone, there are over 50 such vessels doing exactly the same - hard to imagine how long inshore fisheries will be able to sustain the local fishermen of those countries who rely on healthy stocks supporting the food chain. The law of 'unintended consequences' then kicks in and impacts on the already fragile economic fortunes of those already struggling fishing communities.