A ‘wolf pack’ of French fishing vessels have been caught in British waters sparking outrage amoung British fishermen and demands for an immediate Brexit.
Maps from MarineTraffic, an app tracking ships worldwide, show dozens of French trawlers in UK waters:
This is why we need to be free from the eu- these orange symbols are all massive french trawlers fishing inside our 12mile limits, unopposed- yet if owned the same vessel I’d have to be outside of 12miles. @SkyNews @BBCCornwall @YourFishingNews pic.twitter.com/b8Vfk5yxHJ
— Andrew Giles (@Andygiler1) January 27, 2019
This is far from a one off occurrence. Aaron Brown, head of fishing policy for FFL, said:
“This is a recurring theme all around Britain, with a wolf pack of Spanish and French vessels increasingly teaming up to shut off large areas of ground around Shetland.”
“This is why we must have a complete overhaul of domestic policy with the freedom Brexit provides to move to discard free management.
“However, most importantly, we need our resources to catch however this is done.
“Therefore, EU vessels must be shut out British waters, with only limited annual access granted for areas only outside 12nm and only where Britain receives an equal value of fishing opportunities in return – there needn’t be much reciprocity as the EU has little to offer Britain.”
Britain’s fishing industry has been decimated by being within the EU and the Common Fisheries Policy.