from Trevor Bennett:
Michael and Simon - sparking off each other wonderfully. If either/ any of the recipients can get this into a few sentences that DEFRA will understand it would be even better. Meanwhile I will put all on our website and you can point people to the full discussion - a link from would be nice! {}

My simplistic quick response is that the fishing industry is about catching as much of the tasty (or tasteless for fussy kids) fish as possible, rather than as you say, stewarding the life cycles of all marine life, or looking at the unfashionable little flora and fauna from which the marine mammals get their omega 3s.