Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 24 December 2020

Brexit done!


Well, at least one ex-Newlyn fisherman will be happy today as the EU and Uk agree the terms of Brexit...



five years after the Referendum, when the majority of likeminded fishermen saw Brexit as an opportunity to take back control... 
 

what they will all be looking for is the detail in the agreement and how course for fishing has been set with a fair wind , or not - at 15:30 Boris Johnson announced that the UK quota share in its own waters goes from 50% now to over 66% over 5 1/2 years. £100 Million will be available to increase and modernise the UK fleet...


meanwhile, a single Breton trawler, Erispoe is working 40 miles south of Newlyn, the only such French vessel fishing in south west waters as news of the Brexit deal was broken.  Will she and her fellow Breton fishing vessels be fishing here come January the 1st? Time will tell.