Lot's of work to be done to untangle 40 years of mismanagement by the e u for the u k fishing industry and u k waters. The u k was left 13% of it's waters that where once one of the most productive. Yes I'm aware that there were issues before the e u took hold and I am also aware that the u k was trying with other countries to resolve the issues. It was always relating to over fishing. To the extent that the fisheries science was born. Good luck to the u k management in getting back control of our waters and best wishes for a new and successful future, without the horror of the e u fish dumping quota system.
Best piece of news for me is the link with the e u cfp regarding anglers, that is now severed, cut, broken. TAT the angling trust linked us with their chums the EAA europeon anglers alliance, sounds good but all it was, was a route to europeon legislation and all that comes out of Brussels is exactly that legislation. The first time they actually poked their nose into rsa business back came the bass take ban for the u k anglers.
that was arranged first and foremost by TAT running off to London screaming that the stock was about to fall off the cliff. Mismanagement of the whole situation occurred. Without consultation with the rsa. Yes the commercial sector got their restrictions, still not happy TAT wanted to go further, now and currently blaming the u k netters, not the europeon pair trawlers btw who where instrumental in removing 9 times the u k commercial take. Disgustingly TAT linked the u k commercials and the French commercials landings together within their parliament briefing papers. They also included hundreds if not thousands of anglers involvement in fish removals using the 2012 cefas anglers survey, knowing that the figures where incorrect. The defence by TAT's ceo was 'not our figures but the governments'.
Distancing themselves from the mayhem they caused when salter came running back from the minister saying and I quote: 'no no, I meant 3 fish bag limit not one' 3 would have been o k. '
All that is now in the past, not forgotten though. I also note that salter and even horseman of the bass co have been in contact with the Weymouth skippers org (to offer apology?) Or to worm their way in to favour, informing the PBA that they can 'help' them, pass the sick bag.
So now the knife has been wielded, the EAA no longer to have influence on the u k anglers, no longer to push the e u into managing the rsa. Lets rejoice at the good news. Bearing in mind both TAT and the EAA never had a mandate from the anglers in the first place. Will mr Haylin be leaving the euopeon dream of EAA, severing his link and return to u k management I have to ask.
Edited by barry luxton, 26 June 2016 - 04:48 PM.