Tuesday 28 January 2003

More on fishing

"Conservationists" are asking us to boycott Scottish cod. UK fishermen have been truly screwed by the EU with little understanding of the significance of this by the so-called environmentalists.

But I note that the Marine Conservation Society said this:

It has now called on the public only to buy cod caught off Iceland, the only fishery in northern Europe which the guide says has sufficient stock levels and is managed in a "sustainable" way, ensuring its survival in future years.
I wonder if they realise that "sustainable" fish management came about in Iceland after the introduction of property rights in the fishing grounds. Secure property rights are the only way to ensure the conservation of scarce resources.