i agree with a lot your saying glen but in your words if a school of mackerel can pass through a mcz in minutes then surely the mcz,s are not huge and we could give some of these areas back to the wildlife as a safe haven away from angling and commercial pressure . course fish have a season when they get a rest ,game such as birds ,deer all have a season when they cant be taken. something has to be done and it has to start somewhere so i hope that some of these areas get the go ahead ,in the 20 years or so i,ve been sea fishing i,ve seen a massive drop in the numbers of cod caught from the shore [except for lobbers]. dont think i will see it back to how it was even 10 years ago in my lifetime but heres hopeing that changes will be for the good. frank.