The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

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25
Jan

CFP to be broken up ?

It is rumoured the CFP is to be broken up with control moving to a range of new departments in the Commission under the overall umbrella of EU Maritime Policy.

It’s expected that day to day management of fisheries will be devolved to RAC’s (Regional Advisory Councils) comprising fishermen, scientists & other stakeholders.

The first indications of this new approach was the approval granted to a Scottish initiative which rewards fishermen with extra days at sea for using specialist gear to help certain depleted species to escape and to reduce discards.

Increasing trust in the stakeholders and a willingness to work with them rather than dictate to them from on high, appears to be the hopeful direction.

How this will change the practices of catching sectors in other countries who already cheat the system at every opportunity isn’t clear to us.

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