Lochhead urges common sense approach in EU fishing quota talks
Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead called for a "common sense" EU fish catch deal which balances conservation with the preservation of beleaguered fishing communities.
Scottish Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead called for a \"common sense\" EU fish catch deal which balances conservation with the preservation of beleaguered fishing communities.
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With the European Commission warning of more belt-tightening to ensure the industry's long-term survival, Mr Lochhead insisted: "Our fishermen need quota to fish and enough days at sea to catch that quota. It's not rocket science but each year we have to fight to persuade Europe to recognise this."
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