Call to Ban Fishing in 1/3 of UK Waters
As humanity exceeds the carrying capacity of the Earth, tough decisions will need to be made. That that respond swiftly to overshoot will be the societies that survive. Those that dither, protecting economic interests that are already past their time, will crash catastrophically. From this point out, sustainability is that simple.
Guardian Unlimited | Call to ban fishing in a third of UK waters
Fishing should be banned in almost a third of all UK territorial waters and marine reserves created to replenish vanishing stocks, a royal commission urged yesterday. The radical proposal – which would lead to the compulsory decommissioning of more trawlers – recommends that permits should only be granted where it can be shown that fishing would be sustainable and not harm the sea bed.