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Old 03.08.2016, 12:12
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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It doesn't look as if being outside the EU will necessarily bring a bonanza for all UK fishermen. Perhaps only to those already doing well.

Iceland's fishing industry 'better off outside' EU
"...while bigger companies on the island are flourishing, the small-scale fleet is shrinking. Some fear traditional fishing methods may die out altogether... The 10 biggest families in Iceland control 50-60% of the quota. ... Since 1984, the number of people working in the industry has gone down by half. Smaller boats are struggling - just as they are in the UK."
That is basically due to bigger and better competition. Small family-run businesses cannot realistically expect to compete against large commercial organisations that run on lower margins.
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