Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Clarification regarding Offshore Fishing

In our story "TIS Position on the Exploratory Fishing Issue" we mentioned legislation that “makes exploratory fishing exempt from many ordinary requirements to protect our marine life.” We were referring to the Marine Resources (Large Pelagic Longline Fishery) Order 2011 Section 2 (5) of the Schedule which says the Fishery Plan in the Schedule does not apply to exploratory fishing. We want to know why exploratory fishing was excluded from all the rules and conditions of other long line fishing activities.

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