Overfishing

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

How special is a ‘Special Area of Conservation?

With proposals being put forward to open up a Welsh Special Area of Conservation sparking controversy, I ask - What is so special about a Special Area of Conservation anyway?

Not all fisheries are created equal

Not all fisheries are created equal

Not all fisheries are created equal - and not all fisheries are as poorly managed as others.  But does fishery management mean that a fishery can achieve that hallowed if rather vague ‘sustainability’ goal?