Re: DUTCH Super Trawler
Originally Posted by Solasch
Just how much extra fish might there eventually be for the British fleet? UK boats catch just*40% of the tonnage*of fish caught in British waters but they already catch more than*60% by value.
French and German boats take a lot of saithe (a relative of the cod) which UK consumers don’t like. Much of the fish caught by Danish boats is so-called industrial species (sprats and horse mackerel) which go to feed pigs. Horse mackerel and chips, anyone?
Overall, the UK imports 70% of the fish we eat and*exports 80%*of what we catch. The UK already has most of the quotas for haddock and generous quotas for cod (which is anyway*growing scarce once again).
For British boats to catch what EU boats now catch – the so-called “sea of opportunity” – would demand radical changes in British eating habits and/or fish processing and exporting industries. Neither can happen overnight. Where would we wish to export much of the promised El Dorado of fish? To the*European Union.
Our quotas are not enough for what we need. When I worked in Grimsby, catering had cod brought in from Norway that was frozen rather than fresh cod straight from the boats less than a mile away (what boats were left).
Not being funny but your just talking out your arse, flicking from one argument to the next, copy pasting from google articles because you don't actually know anything about the fishing industry, the CFP or the EU. The whole point of Brexit for our coastal towns (a lot of which are now some of the most deprived areas in the UK, if not the EU) is so we can regenerate and restore the industry that thrived there before the EU and its catastrophic CFP was introduced that devastated it, destroying the industry and permitting the wholesale over fishing and economic disaster to conservation in the UK territorial waters.
Further to that, we can introduce licensing, marine conservation zones and put in place a sustainable fishing policy governed by the UK, implemented in the regions to bring money back into these coastal towns, create jobs and encourage tourism. Then, there are the free ports we can set up and free towns.
If you want to just keep posting silly stuff about "all the cod are dead because the seas have warmed up" and "be nice to us because we will catch your fish" etc you just sound like a swivel eyed idiot. All you have to offer is comedy value.
Go learn something.