21 AUG 2012

Brixham Fishermen's Mission

Brixham Fishermen's Mission to meet with local fishermen and to hear great concerns about the changes to the calculation of days at sea and other measures which will force scallop fishermen to tie up whilst leaving smaller vessels without comparable restrictions. There will also be implications for processing ashore with a risk of losing valuable markets. I am continuing to press for the Minister Richard Benyon to meet with Brixham fishermen to find a compromise that will allow fishermen to continue to reach agreement with European fishermen on quota swaps and to allow calculation of days at sea to be based on 24 hour periods.

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