Turning the Tide
Addressing the Impact of Fisheries on the Marine Environment, 25th Report CM 6392
- Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
In its report - Turning The Tide - the commission (RCEP), which advises the government, says society has given far less priority to marine conservation than to protecting the land - something it says needs to change urgently.
Its report focuses on the impacts of fishing in the north-east Atlantic, the area covered by the Ospar Convention on the protection of the region's marine environment. It looks especially at the fisheries regulated by the European Union's Common Fisheries Policy and at the waters around the UK. It says the UK government will need to apply pressure at the European level to realise the report's recommendations.
The report says: "The precautionary approach needs to be applied comprehensively to fisheries management. Currently, the marine environment is regulated on the basis of a presumption in favour of fishing... we recommend that the presumption should be reversed." The RCEP's warning is stark: "A continued regime of too little, too late will ultimately leave many sectors of the industry without a future."
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