Tag Archives: Mackerel Quotas

Expert analysis on mackerel by Paul Cox

IN RECENT years, mackerel has been celebrated by chefs and conservationists as healthy, cheap, sustainable and locally caught – the way out of our addiction to cod. We took to it with gusto and before we know it the species has been downgraded from the Marine Conservation Society’s “Good to Eat” list.      …
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Concern over mackerel stock

THE SCOTTISH Government is becoming increasingly “frustrated” by the continued over-fishing of the mackerel stock by Iceland and the Faroes.   Scientific advice points to the need for a cut in quota Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead said the two countries had been “plundering the mackerel stock for four years now”, and the Scottish quota…
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