Originally Posted by Simon B
Still the policy must have been of some benefit to some or else our politicians would have sorted it out years ago.
Fishing fleets have shrunk and some species are starting to recover. I believe the legislation was made by people who had no idea how commercial fishing worked, they expected the fishermen to selectively catch.
Stopping people landing stuff is far easier to police, than administering licenses that have net size, vessel size and days at sea all involved.