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Government mustn’t turn its back on fishermen

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, fears that fishermen are being overlooked as the Government concentrates its storm damage support for farmers and large businesses. Local fishermen who have contacted Mr George over the weekend confirmed that they have been unable to visit their fishing grounds since before Christmas to check crab pots and other fixed […]

Scotland – “Better off together” – but only if you keep your hands off our mackerel!

The MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is calling on Ministers and marine regulators to make sure that Cornish Mackerel handline fishermen receive their “fair share” of the fishing quota. Cornish mackerel handliners have complained to Mr George that they believe they have been left at least 300 metric tonnes short of […]

Visit to world leading conservation company

Local MP, Andrew George, will take Europe MP, Sir Graham Watson, to meet the local people behind a world leading marine conservation company, Chelonia Limited, based in Mousehole. Former local GP, Dr Nick Tregenza, and his son, Professor T B Tregenza, run Chelonia Limited from The Barkhouse at North Cliff in Mousehole. There they manufacture […]

Fishermen deserve support too

The MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Andrew George, will increase pressure on Government Ministers this week to ensure that those fishermen who have been badly affected by the recent storms and damage to their boats and equipment will receive appropriate support from Government. Mr George took the Deputy Prime Minister, Rt. […]

“Hands off” our mackerel handline quota – George

Local MP, Andrew George, is demanding that Cornish mackerel fishermen retain a protected quota allocation. Mr George first campaigned for a protected quota for mackerel hand liners 16 years ago when Scottish fishermen threatened to squeeze the Cornish industry out of existence. Mr George has again successfully campaigned for the 2014 quota to remain at […]

“Marine Conservation Zones = Blue Planet Award for Cornwall & Scilly” – George

Commenting on news that that the Isles of Scilly and the Manacles, as well as three local offshore areas, have been given Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) status, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Andrew George said: “Five of the 27 new Marine Conservation Zones are off the coast of, or within fishing […]

Welcome for PIB discharge ban – George

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has welcomed news that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has banned the discharge of polyisobutylene (PIB) at sea following contamination spills earlier this year which resulted in thousands of seabird strandings. Mr George, who was one of the MPs leading the campaign to ban the discharge of PIB at sea, […]