Fishermen battling for Brexit | Environment | The Guardian

GR:  As the human population grows and fish populations shrink, it is critical that we drastically cut our fishing activities.  These people are only concerned with immediate self-interest.  They ignorantly continue the human devastation of the Earth and scream for more.  Do they realize that their continued over-harvest will end their industry?

The EU referendum has united an often fractious industry, with skippers in ports from northern Scotland to Cornwall desperate to dump imposed quotasby Severin Carrell in Fraserburgh, Steven Morris in Newlyn and Henry McDonald in Lough Neagh. Main picture: Murdo MacLeodWilliam Whyte has a new flag flying from the rigging of his vast blue-hulled trawler, its fabric snapping in the brisk breeze coming in off the North Sea. It features the cartoon of a militant-looking fish wearing armour, a union jack shield at its waist and the legend “Fishing for Leave”.

Source: Salt in their veins and fire in their bellies: fishermen battling for Brexit | Environment | The Guardian

2 thoughts on “Fishermen battling for Brexit | Environment | The Guardian

  1. It’s depressing how few people seem to be able to see the bigger picture. It’s like dairy farmers wanting support to keep churning out dairy in a globally saturated market, and doing as much damage on land as the fishermen at sea.

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  2. Tunnel vision seems to be the most common way our minds work. Learning to avoid fixation is one of those things like fallacies that we should learn about in school.



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