Fishing: Why it is the first flashpoint issue in EU-UK trade talks

The Father McKee is the Greencastle man’s 65m trawler and is out with his sons in the north Bay of Biscay off France fishing for boarfish, a small fish used to make meal for feeding salmon. Cavanagh does not fish anymore – “too many birthdays”, says the 70-year-old. The UK’s decision to exit the European Union and the potential closing of soon-to-be British waters, on top of existing restrictions, has made life stormier onshore for Irish fishermen like Cavanagh. “We have more challenges ashore than when we are at sea,” says Cavanagh, buffeted by blustery Donegal weather on the quayside. Video, >click to read< 10:20

One Response to Fishing: Why it is the first flashpoint issue in EU-UK trade talks

  1. Most Scottish fishermen are delighted to have the prospect of brexit.
    Don’t know any fishermen who think staying in the common fisheries policy is a good thing.

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