Another episode of a series that has been a cracking portrayal of part of our industry we are fighting so hard to save.
All we can say to government & politicians is give us a chance.
Cornwall – indeed the whole of Britain – has some of the richest waters, some excellent fishermen & cracking communities.
Britain only receives 10% of Channel Cod, Whiting and Haddock quota among others, yet based on the predominance of catches in our waters it should be 60% when free of the CFP.
Then we will be no different to Norway, Iceland or Faroe – bestowed with complete, exclusive sovereign rights over all our waters and resources within our EEZ.
Fishing should thrive with taking back control, injecting huge wealth & the ability to husband our resources for generations to come.
This would give a huge adrenaline hit to coastal communities. Allowing them to proudly stand on their own two feet – preserving a unique way of life that we are close to losing in many areas.
Don’t sell us out by surrendering Britain’s fish a second time is all we ask for!
The EU’s egregious demand that we sacrifice fishing access to trade is a hollow threat. The EU is highly dependent on British seafood exports. They will be even more if their fleet cannot plunder 60% of the fish from British waters that represents 1/3 of the EU fleets NE Atlantic catches.
The EU is also highly dependent on British financial services from the global powerhouse that is the City of London. The EU needs both our seafood and finance. Neither industry needs traded for the other.