Is the government about to miss the opportunity to deliver a better deal for sea anglers?

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    The publication of the government’s long awaited, and extensively leaked, Fisheries White Paper - Sustainable fisheries for future generations - has met with a largely lukewarm response from organisations representing the UK’s 800,000 recreational sea anglers. Despite claiming to want to move towards ‘a fairer share of fishing opportunities’ and to ‘improve the sustainability of the fishing industry …. while protecting our precious marine environment’ the White Paper rules out any serious reforms to the existing system of quota allocation thereby underlining the disproportionate influence that that the larger commercial fishing organisations have had on the process.

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