Brexit is being presented as a beacon of hope for fishers. Many in coastal communities are looking to Brexit to lift them out of the economic hardship in which they feel trapped. But modelling from the New Economics Foundation has shown that without action, Brexit risks creating as many ​‘losers’ as ​‘winners’ across the diverse UK fishing fleet. The […]

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Guardian: Brexit is a red herring when it comes to the plight of UK fishermen John Lichfield Small fishing companies are harmed not by the EU, but by government rules that allow big interests to corner the quotas Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Act 2, scene 1: Third Fisherman: Master, I marvel how the fishes live […]

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Giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee last week, Fisheries Minister George Eustice stated that during the transition period “in practice, not much will change”. “We have to whisper in the ear of the Commission and hope for the best. Broadly, that will be the same. That is not going to change. When it comes to […]

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