Government intervention – Recruitment to the Fishing Industry.

Right now the biggest issue facing many skippers and boat owners is that of crewing. Many larger vessels, once jammed with local men, are now totally reliant on crews from other countries like the Philippines and Sri Lanka. Fine in the short term, but where are the local skippers, mates and engineers of the future going to come from?,,, The situation in Cornwall and Devon is mixed. Many of the new netters employ crew from the Philippines while the fleet of big crabbers in Newlyn rely mainly on Latvian men to crew and skipper the boats. Currently, there is an all-party Parliamentary Fisheries group researching the situation. >click to read<16:12

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