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Fishers’ and TV chefs’ plea to eat local fish to save Britain’s fishing communities

The government just bailed out small-scale fishers. Here’s what should happen next

 In response to this the fishing community, chefs and food writers have penned an open letter – coordinated by Greenpeace UK – calling on the public to buy more locally caught seafood to help support them through the crisis.  This comes as the world’s largest supertrawler, the Annelies Ilena, has …

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Plymouth calls for government action to help fishing industry

Plymouth calls for government action to help fishing industry

Plymouth City Council has called on the government to do more to help the fishing industry, which it warns is on the ‘brink of collapse’. The local authority has written to the environment secretary, George Eustice to lobby for urgent additional support for fishing. In the letter, the council calls …

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Brexit presents opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters, environmental groups say

Brexit presents opportunity to ban supertrawlers from UK waters, environmental groups say

Campaigners say Brexit presents the government with the perfect opportunity to ban industrial supertrawler fishing boats from UK seas. Supertrawlers are huge factory ships many times larger than fishing boats, with the capability to net and process as much as 250 tons of fish a day. Environmentalists fear the presence …

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What does Brexit mean for farming, fishing and climate change?

What does Brexit mean for farming, fishing and climate change?

The UK will leave the EU today, Friday 31 January 2020, at 11pm (that’s midnight, Brussels time).  It also marks the beginning of the transition period, which runs until 31 December 2020, meaning not much changes until then and much carries on as before. The government has banned any extension …

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