Fishery policy should by guided by existing managing bodies, not back-door lobbying campaigns

These groups include fishermen’s organisations and representatives from other bodies including marine compliance, science and environmental agencies. The RIFGs are designed to enable all interested parties to take part in decision-making about their local fisheries and agree on how they should be managed. You would think that bodies like Open Seas might welcome this devolution of consultation and management to local level as evidence of a worthwhile attempt to create healthy participation in the governance of our seas but no, they would wish to leapfrog and undermine that democratic consultative process and opt to lobby for their own binary and simplistic agenda. >click to read< 10:49 By Fiona Matheson, Stromness, Orkney

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