FISHERIES: Mike Hookem MEP To Visit Forest of Dean and Gloucester
Mike Hookem MEP, UKIP Deputy Leader and Fisheries Spokesman, is undertaking a tour of the South West as part of a nationwide fight to save the British fishing industry. He grew up in a fishing family in Hull and is a leading figure in the fightback against the betrayal of the industry by the recently unveiled terms of the ‘transitional’ agreement. He is also a leading campaigner against the hated Common Fisheries Policy.
Mr Hookem will visit the Severn and Wye Smokery at Chaxhill near Westbury on Severn and UK Glass Eels at Over to learn about the challenges facing Gloucestershire’s historic elver fishery and to discuss its future, before addressing an evening meeting at the Fountain Inn, Westgate Street, Gloucester on Tuesday 3rd April.
Richard Ford, Chairman of UKIP Glouchester said;
We are absolutely delighted that Mike has included the Forest of Dean and Gloucester as part of his tour of fishing communities in the South West. He will also be visiting Brixham in Devon and Newlyn and Penzance in Cornwall. Fishing — both deep sea and inland as herein Gloucestershire — is much in the news at the moment and is severely under threat from the weak Brexit transition arrangements being proposed by Theresa May’s government.
Below is the itinerary for the day:
Severn and Wye Smokery, Chaxhill 12.30 pm
UK Glass Eels, Over 2 pm
Fountain Inn, Gloucester 7.30 pm
If you are interested in taking part in any aspect of the event please get in touch here and we will pass your inquiry to the UKIP Gloucester team.