Rightfully, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation accuses think-tank of “pulling the wool over people’s eyes”

new_economics_foundation_108622A think-tank has been criticised for showing “a complete lack of understanding” of fisheries management in a new report shaming the UK, Denmark and Spain for mismanaging their seas. The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) said yesterday the New Economics Foundation (NEF) was also “pulling the wool over people’s eyes” by cherry-picking facts. NEF’s report – Landing the Blame: Overfishing in the Northeast Atlantic 2016 – claimed to have uncovered the EU countries most responsible for setting fishing quotas above scientific advice. It highlighted the UK, Denmark, and Spain as the worst offenders in terms of the total tonnage of fish quota set above advice. Read the rest here 08:09

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