WIPEOUT: Withdrawal Agreement Threatens ENTIRE British Fishing Fleet
Treason Mays sell-out deal threatens the entire British fishing fleet a concerned skipper has said in a letter published by Fishing For Leave.
David Gair is the skipper of the Aquarius, a Northumberland boat. He warns that the 2019 EU Discard Ban (Landing Obligation) is “impossible” with a strict quota system in mixed fisheries system.
He explains: “quotas are simply so far misaligned with stocks that there is not enough quota to cover all catches.”
The landing obligation means that all fish caught must be brought ashore. In theory, it is supposed to eliminate the practice of discarding caught seafood before it reaches land. It also means that all catches once landed will be counted against quotas which will continue to be enforced as Britain will remain part of the Common Fisheries Policy even after March 29th.
Gair points out that the landing obligation doesn’t even bother to look at what causes discards of prime fish which “enrages” the public and is “rightly regarded as a “moral sin”.
Despite the warm words from the government, Fishing For Leave predicts that much of the British fleet could be wiped out in “2-4 years” by this “dysfunctional” policy. This is the ultimate betrayal of our fishing communities and of the British people.
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