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Thursday 20 December 2012

The BBC and our industry - are we getting fair coverage?

Quoted from Fishing News International's Facebook page, by Cormac Burke: "I was invited to speak on BBC Radio 4 with regard to this week’s EU Commission fisheries negotiations – thank God I declined the invitation as I’m fairly sure I couldn’t have kept my temper as good as Minister Richard Benyon did!

Minister Benyon has my total sympathy as the BBC interviewer gave the well known anti industry protagonist Prof Callum Roberts priority in the debate and then continued to badger the Minister and refuse to let him explain his side of the argument.

This is a huge indication of what the fishing industry is up against in terms of opinion makers such as the BBC and the Sunday Times"

Listen to this 7-minute ‘debate’ on