Fishermen and supporters are out in force over what they see as ‘betrayal’ of their industry

Boats of all shapes and sizes were out in force in the waters off Hastings on Sunday as local fishermen joined a national day of protest over the transition arrangements the UK government has negotiated with the EU as part of the Brexit deal

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The flotilla of boast of Hastings on Sunday afternoon

Local fishermen fear the deal could spell the end for the UK fishing industry as a whole and signed up to take part in the Fishing For Leave day of action which saw protests, similar to the one in Hastings, take part from Newcastle in the North to Hastings and Portsmouth on the south coast.

To read the full background to the story follow these links

https://hastingsinfocus.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/fishing-for-leave-hastings-fishermen-join-sundays-national-protest/

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd says fisermen must “keep their eye on the bigger prize.” Read her full statement here

https://hastingsinfocus.wordpress.com/2018/04/06/fishermen-must-keep-their-eyes-on-the-bigger-prize-says-mp/

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There was a lot of public support for the fishermen’s protest.
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Fishermen send a message to Environment Secretary Michael Gove.
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And a blunt message for Foreign Secretary Boris Johnston.

 

Watch Fishing For Leave videos – just click on the links below.

A film made by Fishing for Leave about issues surrounding quotas.

Fishing will be the ‘acid test’ for Brexit says Aaron Brown, the founder of Fishing for Leave.

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