Eco Worrier: Fishermen’s fate

Irish fishermen will sympathise all too readily with the 2,500 skippers from some of Britain’s oldest ports who are so desperate to earn a living that this week they have threatened blockades and concerted legal action against EU fishing quotas.

29th March, 2008

Irish fishermen will sympathise all too readily with the 2,500 skippers from some of Britain’s oldest ports who are so desperate to earn a living that this week they have threatened blockades and concerted legal action against EU fishing quotas.

Of course, any legal action will be lengthy, expensive and doomed to almost certain failure, which leaves only the blockades, a measure that we in Ireland are not entirely unfamiliar with.

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