oceans on the edge - fishing

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Scotland's fishing industry

 - new technology means fish can be found easier

 - larger boats mean more fish can be caught at one time

 - work on quotas, can only fish for up to 5 months then have to remain in port

 - overfishing for fish such as mackerel, herring and salmon reduces population

 - an increase in trawling (net dragged along ocean floor) means more fish are caught

 - damages ocean floor

 - by catching catches species that fishermen don't want and they have to be thrown back into the sea

EU policies

 - allow fishing boats of the EU member states to fish anywhere in EU waters

    - Scottish fishing boats could fish in wider territory

    - More boats from other countries


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