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Our ancient enemy strikes again

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  2. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Or, you can read it as, 'environmentally aware French try to stop foreign boats stripping the scallop beds'...;)
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  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Yes, I am sure that it must be the health of the environment which is at the forefront of their minds as they throw Molotov cocktails at the British boats.
  4. notrevlim

    notrevlim Established commenter

    Scallop fishing can be hugely destructive and the French have very tight management to protect stocks and the seabed. That makes for easy pickings for boats that aren't interested in conservation. You won't read about that in the British press.
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I am sure that neither British nor French fishermen want their stocks to collapse. On the other hand they are under the same increasing financial pressures as the rest of us compounded by the costs of their business equipment, additional personal insurance &c. If things look bad now between the fleets then wait until after Brexit.
  6. notrevlim

    notrevlim Established commenter

    I believe that the particular beds are seeded and managed with the co-operation of the French fishermen. It's regarded as an exemplary conservation scheme. Since British fishermen have the same access, it makes sense for them to stick to the same rules. Brexit changes everything. They've got seven months to scrape up as much as possible while they can.
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  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

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  8. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    At last, an issue that Brexit will solve.
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  9. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    And of course they don't do that!
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I don't like scallops.
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  11. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    Stange as in the press somewhere i read the problem arose because normally they have a signed agreement to treat these beds in a certain way.this deal for some reason was noth signed this year,so the agreement between the nations was null and void,
    Not sure which one failed to ratify the greement again..I am sure they will blame the British. On hear you seem to be suggesting its brexits fault already.
  12. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    You misunderstand; in this solitary instance, Brexit is the solution!
  13. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

  14. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    Exactly! French shellfish for French fishermen. Isn't that what you voted to leave for?
  15. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    If it mean British fish for British fishermen yes, They can share their scollops to themselves as it is thier territorial water,.But thats not what the French want.....alreadry we are, in their eyes ,a third counrty of little significance in the scheme of things
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Michael Gove said that we would be licensing continental boats since the home fleet is too small to land the catch.
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    If we hadnt agreed to such EU rulings in the first palce, which led to out laying up and destroying our fishing fleet, there might have been bigger boats.
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  18. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    Brexiteers wil love this story....
  19. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that. It was mostly down to 1970’s UK fisheries policy (over fishing U.K. waters), and then spending too much time pinching Iceland’s. Also British fishermen selling their quotas:

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  20. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Looks like they're all being very shellfish.

    Sorry, but it had to be done!

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