While politicians from the EU bicker on how to improve their fishing policies and how to better enforce them, a union of French fisherman are making a difference. The name of this group is Breton Fisherman and they represent a third of the French fishing industry. They work together and with research institutions to improve catch efficiency and maximize their long term fishing practices. They enforce and help coordinate known sanctions imposed by the EU and help educate fisherman on more sustainable fishing strategies. Overall, these French fisherman may be helping save more fish than French politicians.
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Topic 10 – Overfishing