Our seas were once protected by a three-mile limit…
It was created following concerns from the fishing industry about the impact of trawling
In 1984 it was removed.
Today bottom-trawling is allowed in 90% of our coastal seas, dredging in 95%
Since then fish stocks have plummeted…
…along with the numbers of active fishermen around our coast.
Fishermen are having to fish harder for less
… as seabed habitats have been reduced to a fraction of their historic extent
Bringing back an inshore limit will help recover habitats and productive, resilient fisheries