Royal Navy patrol ship catches and fines vessel for overfishing

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Ministry of Defence said:
Highlighting the Service's multiple roles, a Royal Navy patrol ship has caught and fined a fisherman who misrecorded his catch of hake in an area policed by the Royal Navy to stop incidents of overfishing.

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#5
What a ridiculous waste of resources in every sense of the word.
The fish have been caught and are dead, chucking them back in the oggin does nothing to help preserve fish stocks.
 
#9
The overfishing problem can be easily prevented by stopping this crazy system of throwing caught fish back in the oggin. As mentioned they are dead... throwing fish below the recommended size back in is daft... they are dead.

Easiest way of dealing with this, is taking possession of the trawler. Landing its cargo and selling both the cargo and the hull off, or take the ship out to sea and scuttle it. Ships NOT heaving to for boarding may be fired upon in fishery areas.

We could fit blues and twos to the RN ships... I believe the USCG cutters have them.
 
#11
The overfishing problem can be easily prevented by stopping this crazy system of throwing caught fish back in the oggin. As mentioned they are dead... throwing fish below the recommended size back in is daft... they are dead.
'ooops sorry, might aswell sell it now eh?'

Easiest way of dealing with this, is taking possession of the trawler. Landing its cargo and selling both the cargo and the hull off, or take the ship out to sea and scuttle it. Ships NOT heaving to for boarding may be fired upon in fishery areas.
i agree, but just imagine the accusations of fascism/communism.
 
#13
over fishing is a big big problem.

so i don't see it as a waste of resources.
It is a waste.
There is no way of knowing whats going to be in your net when you haul it in.
By the time you've got your catch aboard and weighed it, its all dead. How does throwing dead fish back in the sea help?
If fishermen were allowed to land everything they caught they'd only have to put to sea half as often and nothing would be wasted.
 

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#14
It is a waste.
There is no way of knowing whats going to be in your net when you haul it in.
By the time you've got your catch aboard and weighed it, its all dead. How does throwing dead fish back in the sea help?
If fishermen were allowed to land everything they caught they'd only have to put to sea half as often and nothing would be wasted.
You've been watching Hugh Fearnley Whassisface's Fish Fight, haven't you :)

Gotta agree though.
 
#15
It is a waste.
There is no way of knowing whats going to be in your net when you haul it in.
By the time you've got your catch aboard and weighed it, its all dead. How does throwing dead fish back in the sea help?
If fishermen were allowed to land everything they caught they'd only have to put to sea half as often and nothing would be left in the oceans.
Fixed that for you.
 
#16
Fixed that for you.
Unless of course you monitor quotas at the quayside. Once you've filled your quota for the year you moor up your boat and call it a day.
It would be more easily enforceable. The same quantity of fish would be landed but none would be discarded and wasted. The fisherman would make the same money, in half the time, using half the fuel.
Everyone's a winner.
 
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The overfishing problem can be easily prevented by stopping this crazy system of throwing caught fish back in the oggin. As mentioned they are dead... throwing fish below the recommended size back in is daft... they are dead.

Easiest way of dealing with this, is taking possession of the trawler. Landing its cargo and selling both the cargo and the hull off, or take the ship out to sea and scuttle it. Ships NOT heaving to for boarding may be fired upon in fishery areas.

We could fit blues and twos to the RN ships... I believe the USCG cutters have them.
I think it depends on the class of vessel but many of them do have blues and twos fitted
 

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