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Old 02.08.2016, 19:43
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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“By the 2020 election if we haven’t got back our territorial fishing waters...." Today the UK only possesses 13% of the EU’s total sea area, but is allocated 30% of the EU’s current fish quotas; seems only likely to end in tears?
Not sure if those figures are accurate but it may have to do with not all fishing ground being made equal. British waters are fed by the gulf stream bringing with it rich supplies of nutrients and migratory fish. It's not for no reason that everybody else wants to fish in British water.

Go to your local fishmongers and check where the fish comes from. Norway and Spain may be among the typical countries. But this only means the trawlers that brought it in are registered to those countries, and has little bearing on the actual location the fish were netted. If Britain were catching 30% of fish you would see much more British fish on supermarket shelves, even in Switzerland.
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