Wrangling continues about our European seas. The committee discussing the Common Fisheries Policy has made ‘compromise’ suggestions and there’s to be a vote on Tuesday.
I think the ‘compromise’ suggestions look quite sensible. No more overfishing! No more discards! Long-term management plans! More science! No lowering of standards when European boats fish abroad! Movement towards sustainable aquaculture!
But as Mr Davies says, ‘The Committee is expected to vote on December 18, and the outcome is on a knife edge.’