The one that didn’t get away: North Sea fishing

Small fishing boat in North Sea (© Steenbergs)

Michele Ernsting examines the problems of North Sea fisherman have with Brussels, threatening their livelihood. Are fish stocks being depleted, forcing Brussels to introduce quotas and sometimes bans, or are there other forces at work? We hear from fishermen, biologists and researchers. 

Producer: Michele Ernsting

Broadcast: May 2, 2001