LANDING OBLIGATION IN DISARRAY

DISCARDING UNWANTED CATCH is one of the oldest and most intractable of fishery management problems. Any method of harvesting fish, including relatively selective ones like angling, involves collateral capture of species and conditions of fish other than the desired target ones but the wholesale destruction of marine fauna became apparent in the fourteenth century, coinciding with the invention of trawling/dredging. …

THE FALSE DAWN OF MAXIMUM SUSTAINABLE YIELD (MSY)

  FISHERIES MANAGMENT can be undertaken through a variety of technical conservation measures (TCMs). Examples are changing mesh size, imposing size limits on fish retained, closing fishing areas for a time, limiting the duration of fishing operations etc. The commercial industry invariably resists the introduction of any of these and any attempt to impose regulation is usually met with a …