Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Fishing one Country penalised and another given amnesty?

The BBC has a little piece today about the unfairness of the EU. Its all to do with fishing rights, not so much as how the quotas are worked out, but the actual unfairness of the commission in itself.

It appears that UK and Irish boats that over fished their permitted mackerel and herring allowances, were subjected to less allowances over the next few years in order to "payback" what they had overfished.

The French fishermen meanwhile who had been overfishing Bluefin Tuna, which is more of an endangered species, by upto 40% in one year and then 30% the following year, have had penalties waived and been given an amnesty. So their quotas remain the same, and they are permitted to fish with impunity.

It seems in this age of the EU every country is equal, however as in the old eastern block some are more equal than others, the French being more equal than the UK or Irish.

With fish stocks at an all time low, cod in danger of being fished out of existance, isnt it about time we regained and took control of our fishing grounds, to allow the stocks to recover.

Indeed does this sorry state of affairs not go to prove that the EU only want the UK in as a member so they can reduce us to their levels? If we take control of our waters and ban them from being fished, we could save cod from extinction.

I want us out of the EU as the more I learn the more I am sure we are being shafted by all!

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Blogger Jeremy Jacobs said...

Have you joined UKIP yet?

7:23 am  
Blogger LFB_UK *The Legend* said...

Yes, after some debate with Devils Kitchen, I finally joined UKIP...

8:12 am  

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