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Brexit – Entering uncharted territory,turbulent waters, with challenges and perhaps also opportunities.

Two things can be said with certainty: 1. At this stage there are more questions than answers 2. In this new world, fishermen will need a strong, cohesive, national organisation to defend their interests during the upcoming transition It is not difficult to understand the strong anti-EU sentiments within the UK fishing industry. The European Commission has too often behaved with arrogance, and the EU Parliament with ignorance, to escape their share of the blame. To understand this, you need to go no further that the Commission’s proposed EU ban on small-scale drift nets – to solve an enforcement problem in Italy but which if adopted would have extinguished many sustainable, viable small-scale fisheries in the UK. This is but one example which just illustrates the roots of the frustration that has built over many years. Read the rest here 14:41

Paul Cohan: This is in response to John Bullard in the Myopic View Column in the GDT

I don’t know where to start. This is one of those instances where “to  keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool is better than opening it up  and removing all doubt”, something you should’ve considered before you  submitted this deceptive drool. Your self serving revisionist history  would be right up there with “intelligent design” if not for the fact  that there is nothing intelligent designed into “Your View:  Read more here     – John Bullard, My View: Fisheries hold challenges, opportunities   20:41

John Bullard , NOAA NE Regional Administrator – My View: Fisheries hold challenges, opportunities

130307_GT_ABO_BULLARD_1gdt iconThe recent release of Fisheries of the United States 2012, a NOAA annual report, contains a lot of good information on revenues and landings for the nation’s fisheries. The majority of fish stocks in the Northeast are not overfished. As a result, we have some of the most valuable fisheries in the country. [email protected]