Fishing quotas may not be working | Pacific Beat

Fishing quotas may not be working

Fishing quotas may not be working

Updated 4 December 2012, 17:57 AEST

Quotas are an essential part of Pacific fisheries, but according to one of the world's leading marine scientists, there's evidence they don't work.

Doctor Daniel Pauly heads the "Sea Around Us" Project at the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia.

He made the comment in relation to the Dutch Super Trawler, "Abel Tasman", which was going to fish in Australian waters earlier this year.

Environment Minister Tony Burke banned the factory ship for two years while research is made into the impact of large scale trawling.

Dr Pauly is visiting Australia and explained the way the ship operates to Fran Kelly.

Presenter:Fran Kelly

Speaker: Doctor Daniel Pauly from the Fisheries Centre at the University of British Columbia

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