Posted 11 December 2004 - 04:45 AM
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:21 AM
If the commercial sector had played by the rules for the past 10 years they may of had some sympathy from me, But many haven't. In my mind those who have broken the rules are a bunch of greedy wa----s who have taken what they had no right to take. It is those skippers who broke the rules and those who in authority did not make a better effort at enforcing the rules who are to blame for the state of the fishery.
The commercial sector have taken what they had no right to take, they continue to try and find every way possible to continue untill they have taken every last fish out of the sea. In doing this they are not only robbing future generations of the right to take a living from the sea, they are robbing the likes of myself of the enjoyment and relaxation I get from my beloved hobbey.
Im sorry but those who have brought about this natural disaster with no right to do so, have and never will have no sympathy from me.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:25 AM
Sorry, no its not, I know for a FACT that black fish were being landed in the "Broch" cos the chippy owner couldnt wait to tell me.....
[ 10. December 2004, 11:27 PM: Message edited by: Norrie ]
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Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:26 AM
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:31 AM
Apart from that , welcome to anglers net
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:37 AM
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:53 AM
The problem is that there are quite a number of your brethren who adopt the ostrich position with regard to conservation. They just keep scraping every living thing out of the sea and complain that there is nothing left.
As always the difficult bit is finding the right balance. The fact is there are simply too many of you guys trying to share an ever diminishing resource. It is no different to the once great manufacturing industry. Improved technology and competition has forced the mass loss of jobs to get the balance right. I'm afraid that has to happen in fishing too. Drastic restrictions in fishing areas, net sizes etc. less plundering of fish stocks, fewer commercial fishermen, higher prices, may just save the industry for a smaller number of people to make a decent living with sustainable stocks.
I've been made redundant in the past and I have made other people redundant, and I do sympathise, but these days that's just the way it is. No 'jobs for life' any more.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 05:53 AM
i havent a clue why your money is so less but i dammed well cant afford fresh fish look to blame the middle men for your plight rather than us not buying it ,set up your own co-operatives and sell direct to the public ,sell it for more than you get for it now and cheaper than supermarkets and youl be on a winner,as long as your cheap it will sell ,take for instance farmers markets i dammed well cant afford to shop there ,i have a limited income i dont give a toss where it comes from or how poorly its been treated so long as its cheap.
if you cant sell it cheaper than the competition and the costs the competition have in getting it here then your inneficiant and maybe a bit greedy.
yes we have high fuel costs and the cost of living is high but thats the governments greed blockade the ports and get your point over as the french do once big business in southampton starts getting blockaded then things will happen after all i bet m.ps are getting a cut of the profits through lucrative chaimanships etc and we know with power comes greed hit them in the pocket untill they squeel
[ 11. December 2004, 12:00 AM: Message edited by: chesters1 ]