Whilst reading the topic about Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls Marine Conservation Zones I enjoyed the debate and picked up on a few issues, non more so than Smokeys assertion that charter boat owners should be classed as commercial fishermen as they make their living from fishing. I wonder if any charter skippers could make clear their perception of the situation. Do they see themselves as commercial or pleasure anglers. Also what do the general readers of this site think. Should charter boats have a licence. Should charter boats have a quota, as Smokey argues small commercial boats are restricted to a couple of boxes of cod a week while charter boats take a couple of boxes an hour.