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Old 12th October 2016, 20:18
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Originally Posted by James_C View Post
Right, so you admit that our fishermen overfished those stocks to near extinction?
There's no point in UK only stock conservation because fish have that annoying habit of not respecting territorial borders.
We didn't cede control of our fisheries to the EU, we retained control as it is still UK administrations who issue catching quotas (and they can and do refuse to issue them). The common fisheries policy is to ensure stocks are managed sensibly, and in that sense it has been a roaring success for the past 40 years. Witness the recovery of many once threatened species.
"....The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is the fisheries policy of the European Union (EU). It sets quotas for which member states are allowed to catch what amounts of each type of fish...."

So we don't have control of our own fisheries.
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