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Time to transform our fishing industry: for fishermen and the ocean.

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George Eustice signing a petition asking the Government to reallocate quota.
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George Eustice signing a Greenpeace petition asking the Government to reallocate fishing quota.

George Eustice MP, fisheries minister has the power to transform the UK’s fishing industry. Will he use it?

Greenpeace seeks legal action over unfair fishing quota

Last edited 26 January 2015 at 12:44pm
26 January, 2015

Greenpeace has lodged a case at the High Court over the government’s decision to continue to give significant levels of quota to industrial fishing corporations, at the expense of local, low impact fishermen.

Greenpeace argue that this decision by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) contravenes European fishing law, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Foreign businesses use nearly half of England’s fishing quota

Last edited 4 November 2014 at 11:12am
4 November, 2014

The scale of foreign dominance in fishing quota is revealed today by a Greenpeace investigation which shows that 43% of England’s fishing quota is held by foreign controlled fishing businesses.[i]

It exposes the high concentration of quota in the hands of a few industrial fishing companies, many of them foreign controlled:

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