Who Owns Nature?

“Possession is nine tenths of the law” is a truism – and one which multinational fishing corporations must have felt applied to them. They possessed Common Fisheries Policy fishing quota, and that …

Gordon McGlone‘s insight:

Miles King is a wildlife warrior and nature writer to watch:-

||”Yesterday the High Court thought otherwise. In a landmark ruling the Court decidedthat no-one owns the fish in the sea. This happened thanks to the combined efforts of Defra minister Richard Benyon and Greenpeace – yes, an unlikely combination but those are often the ones which deliver fundamental change. The Government can now take back fishing quota that was freely handed out to the big boys in 2006, and redistribute some of it to the little fishing fleet of inshore waters, without compensating the corporations.”||

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