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#31 Captain Sensible

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:36 PM

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"The penalty comes six weeks after the Commission named the UK, Denmark and Sweden as the only EU countries fully monitoring European fishing quota restrictions. "

Isn't this what the commercials have always said?
"I fish therefore I am"

#32 Leon Roskilly

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:56 PM

UK compliance has only come about recently, probably as a result of a threat to take action against Spain and the UK.

See:

http://europa.eu.int...inf03_50_en.htm


All the high profile prosecutions of UK fishermen found to be breaking the rules recently has seemingly gotten the UK taxpayer of the hook.

Glad I'm not an Irish Taxpayer though, they seem to be in the firing line for action next.

Is that is what is behind the recent high profile investigations and prosecutions over there?

Edited by Leon Roskilly, 01 March 2006 - 01:57 PM.

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#33 johhno

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 02:41 PM

UK compliance has only come about recently, probably as a result of a threat to take action against Spain and the UK.

See:

http://europa.eu.int...inf03_50_en.htm
All the high profile prosecutions of UK fishermen found to be breaking the rules recently has seemingly gotten the UK taxpayer of the hook.

Glad I'm not an Irish Taxpayer though, they seem to be in the firing line for action next.

Is that is what is behind the recent high profile investigations and prosecutions over there?


From Fishing News

"IRISH pelagic fishermen are to lose 6000 tonnes of their mackerel quota this year because of illegal fishing by some boats, reports Tom MacSween
Marine minister Noel Dempsey made the announcement on Monday this week after a Fisheries Council in Brussels.

He said there would be further penalties amounting to a total reduction of another 34,000 tonnes over the next few years - almost the entire Irish mackerel quota.

The minister's comments came after he met EU fisheries commissioner Joe Borg to discuss the laws being introduced under Ireland's controversial Sea Fisheries Bill.

He said the quota clawback follows inspections of pelagic factories in Scotland."

Full article at http://www.fishingne...d=1140445906050

Once again it is being said that many should suffer because of the actions of a few 'rouges' ~ seems to me that there are an awful lot of rouges out there.

#34 zziplexboy

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:59 PM

This thread was a lot more enjoyable when we were venting spleens against the Frogs!! Please, Please God let us whack them in the rugby

#35 Norm B

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 07:39 PM

This thread was a lot more enjoyable when we were venting spleens against the Frogs!! Please, Please God let us whack them in the rugby

:clap2: After being beaten by Scotland they'll have lost the will to live, let alone play rugby. :clap2:

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 10:17 PM

The French have always been a law unto themselves. Blocking ports, blocking roads, etc against the European agreements of free trade and the movement of goods.]



Correct. Toerag or GuernseyBass will put me right but I seem to remember nigh on half the french fishing fleet decided to blockade our harbour a while back. Something to do with their right to catch our fish.

Edited by FishingGuernsey, 01 March 2006 - 10:17 PM.

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