Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chicken of the Sea

Any resemblance they have to a €10 whore is purely accidental.

The fishermen have blocked the ports of Boulogne, Calais and Dunkirk to protest EU fishing quotas, notably of cod and sole in the English Channel and the North Sea. They say that the quotas are too low and that small-scale fishing is dying while fish stocks are robust.

The French minister however has refused to touch the quotas, despite the offer of compensation.
It seems that there is more than one way to exploit the bounty of the waters, and these guys just hit on a way of doing it without getting wet.

After all, who can blame them. Governments that do so much to regulate trades and industries shouldn’t necessarily expect the high regard in which they hold themselves be shared by the subjects over which they rule.

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