Schultz Environment Blog

Environment in a broad sense,transports and energy issues. From my local point of view with a global touch!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Over fishing
A new European Union report was released about how the fishing in the Baltic Sea is performed. The result wasn’t too good for neither Sweden nor Poland. The Swedish fishermen took more than 20 % of the allowed maximum of cod and the polish fishermen were even worse, more than 50 % more cod than allowed. I believed that over cod-fishing was a well known problem dealt with by the governments but obviously I was wrong. The greed of the individual fisherman or the misdirected care for jobs by the governments, still leads to depletion of fish populations. The Swedish authorities and the fishermen trade organisations often criticise other countries around the Baltic Sea for their fishing policies. They ought to feel somewhat embarrassed today, or? I hope those involved will deal with the problem instantly.


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