Europe is concerned about a dwindling supply of fish and over-fishing.
The quota system used in New Zealand could solve the problem but as Tim Worstall points out the prescription being suggested is more of what caused the problem:
Their solution? More bureaucrats and politicians.
They fail to note that those places which have solved this problem have done so by insisting upon private ownership of the right to fish a particular stock. Essentially, moving fishing from being a form of hunting to being a form of farming.
It’s a classic Commons Problem one solved by, as Hardin said they could be, allocation of private property rights. But this being the nef they’d never actually say that because, well, you know, property is theft, innit?
The problem from the bureaucrats point of view, with the obvious solution is that it requires little if any input from them and therefore puts their jobs at risk.