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Handing power to fishers could lead to more sustainable fishing

By Paul J B Hart, Professor Emeritus of Fish Biology and Fisheries, University of Leicester
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Cornish pilchard fishers are under constant pressure to make a catch and earn money. They use great skill aided by electronic fish-finding equipment to find and capture their prey. But if they are unsuccessful, it’s hard for them to cover the costs of the fishing trip or even pay wages to the crew.

Early measures to manage fisheries in the north-east…

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