AMBER – this may be OK to eat but we don’t know enough to be sure. Little is known about the state of the stock, the way it is fished causes damage to the marine ecosystem or there is enough evidence to suggests that stocks are declining.
Bass are currently classed in this system as Amber
Taken from the Irish Wildlife Trust - Article Sustainable Seas
One of the many questions from the Environmental Pillar Submission made recently caught my attention. The entire .pdf can be located here
Q10 Suggest ways we can foster and / integrate marine policy and planning in Ireland? With less resources, how can we do it better?
In Briefing Document II each marine sectors is presented in turn with no conceivable attempt at assessing synergistic or conflicting interests and needs. In order to achieve integration the plan will have to be discussed by all stakeholders in inclusive manner, while addressing environmental, resource
and financial restrictions. Such an approach would help to reduce duplication, improving efficiency across sectors, and planning.
I can agree with this provided each marine sector and all stakeholders are presented, yet there is scant mention of angling or angling related activities in the midst of any of this!