Wednesday, 6 February 2013

And there might still be fish in the sea for our grandchildren!

Well I don't mean that literally, of course, as I have no children, so can't, by definition, have grandchildren, but you catch my drift, as it were.  MEPs voted overwhelmingly today to change the common fisheries policy, in line, a bit, with what the great Fish Fight has been demanding for the past several months.

Once again, there's a long way to go, and the fishing industry is bound to scream and stamp like spoiled children, but we just have to hope our lords and masters hold their nerve and do the right thing, so the seas are not totally depopulated of anything remotely palatable to eat.

Be good if they could also summon up the courage to take a machete to the common agricultural policy while they're at it, but that would be too much to hope for!

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