Monday, 4 June 2012
Brussels and fish stocks
I was travelling with my daughter who has persuaded our Green MEP, Keith Taylor, to provide work experience for her. Clearly I can't let her travel abroad on her own...
Managed to spend some time at the Parliament and attended a presentation on over fishing. The change in the North Sea over the past 100 years was spelled out in a series of photos that showed how the catch had changed. Cod and halibut were being caught that were 8 feet long. Halibut is now endangered and cod is caught about 18 inches long. The fish stocks are grossly depleted and need a rest. Better still, we could cut down our consumption.