Tag Archives: British fishing industry

A look at what the British fishing industry once was and how the UK fishing fleet was betrayed.

What Happened to our Fishing fleet? How did the UK go from having the biggest and most technologically advanced fishing fleet in the world to virtually nothing? How do today’s trawlermen cope when the odds are stacked against them? What is the future and how can we make things better? Fishing Against the Tide examines what the fishing industry once was, what it is today and how fishing could be once again. Watch the video here 15:25

The Common Fisheries Policy: the destruction of the British fishing industry

eu destoyed britain, scottland fishing industryThis island nation has a proud fishing heritage going back many generations. By 1970 the fishing industries in England and Scotland were among the finest in the whole world. Britain was catching over a million tons of fish a year, and was in preparation to claim its international right to the resources of a 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone around the whole British Isles as per the new law of the sea agreed by the United Nations in 1973. By the 70’s fishing ports were prosperous and the future of our fishing industry looked secure. Then Edward Heath surrendered out national sovereignty and ended centuries of independence when he joined the “Common Market” in 1973, the embryo of the European Union. Read the rest here 17:20