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Archive for the ‘Fisheries’ Category

Will ‘our’ fish take back control?

Posted on: 14th March 2018

We were told at the referendum that “Britain leaving the EU will see an automatic restoration of the 200 mile/median line boundaries, bringing everything…back into our jurisdiction” (Fishing for Leave (FfL)). But, as warned at the time, it’s not as simple as that. Other international – UN – law prevails. We were also assured that the fish within our […]

George congratulates NCI on obtaining VHF channel

Posted on: 13th August 2014

West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, has congratulated the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) on obtaining a dedicated VHF Channel. Ofcom offered the NCI exclusive use of VHF Channel 65. This facility is scheduled to become operational on 1 October 2014 when National Coastwatch stations will go live for the first time on Channel 65. Channel 65 […]

Support for storm affected fishermen – George will press each case

Posted on: 10th March 2014

The MP for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George, is urging all local fishermen who have been affected by the storms over the last 2½ months to get in contact with him so he can make sure that the case for reasonable compensation is strongly made to the […]

Campaign success: Support for fishermen affected by storms

Posted on: 6th March 2014

Local MP, Andrew George, who involved the Deputy Prime Minister in his campaign to ensure that Cornish fishermen affected by the storms would receive some Government help, has welcomed a Govt announcement that a fund has now been set up and other support is available. Mr George said, “This is a good start but there […]

Government mustn’t turn its back on fishermen

Posted on: 3rd March 2014

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!

Posted on: 28th February 2014

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

Posted on: 20th February 2014

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

Posted on: 17th February 2014

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

Posted on: 28th January 2014

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

Posted on: 21st November 2013

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 […]