29 Jul '17, 10am

Recommended reading: There’s more to thriving fishing communities than waving flags. https://t.co/3kSzvcsjCc

David Powell Subject Lead - Environment To much fanfare, the UK announced last week that it is pulling out of an international agreement – the London Convention – that lets some countries fish in UK waters, and likewise, our boats to fish elsewhere. With Brexit talks beginning, its timing was as deliberate as the braggadocious tones in which it was unveiled. Proponents of Britain ruling the waves once again heralded leaving the Convention as a first symbolic and practical step to us seizing back those waves from Johnny Brussels. Even though the 1964 Convention predates our membership and was very much – there’s a clue in the name – a work of our own doing, jingoism nonetheless dominated proceedings. Step one – but in which direction? Pulling out of the Convention is probably a good idea. It was one of the recommendations in our Who gets to fish? report on how fishing right...

Full article: http://neweconomics.org/2017/07/theres-thriving-fishing-c...

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