Somewhat OT, but worthy of being brought to your attention
France to declare exclusive fishing zone in Mediterranean
CASSIS, France (AFP) – France intends to declare an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Mediterranean in a bid to protect dwindling fish stocks, French Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo said Monday.
"The French government has decided to declare an EEZ in the Mediterranean ... with a perimeter of approximately 70 nautical miles, corresponding to our existing environmental protection area," Borloo told reporters.
Borloo said the French move was aimed at "protecting French fishing, but especially to protect fish" and to "avoid the arrival of powerful industrial fleets in the closed sea of the Mediterranean."http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090824/sc_afp/franceenvironmentseaunfish_20090824163348
I'm asking myself how this fits in with the CFP and, if everything is above board, why it can't be applied to the UK coastline.