TEDx Truro - Fresh Thinking on Fishing

11 October 2016
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Chris Williams (NEF) presents "Fresh Thinking on Fishing" at TEDx Truro.

Globally the trend is towards fewer, larger fishing boats, and a concentration of fishing rights in fewer hands, making it hard for smaller fishing operations to compete. There are often trade-offs between the social, environmental and economic value of fishing. A new fresh approach to fishing is needed, so that the industry brings the biggest benefit to our society.

Ownership Models for Natural Resources: Fisheries

10 October 2014
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Chris Williams (NEF) presents "Ownership Models for Natural Resources: Fisheries".

Greenpeace video 'Dear Minister'

09 January 2013
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Demand sustainable fisheries..

The 'T' in Fish - reform of the EU CFP

12 July 2012
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The EU Commission is proposing a new reform of the Common Fisheries Policy, that is going to influenze the fisheries both inside and outside Eu waters. The new policy is aiming at reducing the fleet, stop overfishing and ban discard. But the proposal includes a mandatory introduction of TFC or ITQ - Individual Transferable Quotas. This is treated like a minor detail in the whole program - but the detail is that our common wealth, the fishstocks in our waters are about to be privatized and made objects of financial speculations. The film takes us a little deeper into the reality of ITQ's and the future of fishing in Europe.

Ending Overfishing

12 July 2012
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Despite an increased awareness of overfishing, the majority of people still know very little about the scale of the destruction being wrought on the oceans. This film presents an unquestionable case for why overfishing needs to end and shows that there is still an opportunity for change. Through reform of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy, fisheries ministers and members of the European Parliament can end overfishing. But only if you pressure them.


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