Brexit: John Redwood urges Boris to ‘ban’ EU super trawlers The environmental campaigners have regularly pushed for restrictions on the huge ships, including the Dutch-flagged Margiris, particularly in relation to specially designated Marine Protection Areas (MPAs), while Prime Minister Boris Johnson has
Brexit deal has ‘smashed people’s dreams’ says fishing boss On Christmas Eve, Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured an historic Brexit trade deal based on zero tariffs and zero quotas. But the Irish Government has warned there is an “increased risk” of enforcement
Although the UK is out of the EU, Government officials have admitted they cannot stop supertrawlers from fishing Britain’s waters. The large trawlers have been accused of wiping out fish stocks and ships, such as the Margiris, have been banned by the Australian
Fishing: Super trawler Margiris roams the English Channel Supertrawlers such as the Dutch-flagged Margiris are regular visitors to UK waters, and while there is no suggestion they are operating illegally, environmentalists blame them for the deaths of dolphins and other marine wildlife.
Meanwhile, the chief of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) has issued a dire warning about the implication of new customs checks and import controls, admitting: “God only knows what the level of disruption will be.” With barely a fortnight before the