Sea fishing, quotas and A1P1: “no-one owns the sea” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 12th, 2013 in EC law, fisheries, human rights, news, quotas by tracey

“The UK Association of Fish Producer Organisations v. Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Cranston J, 10 July 2013. Interesting alignment of parties in this challenge to Defra’s new system of allocating fish quota brought by an industry body (UKAFPO), in practice representing the larger fishing fleet – vessels over 10 metres in length – Defra was supported by Greenpeace (how often does that happen?), and by the New Under Ten Fishermen’s Association. And this was because Defra had transferred some fishing quota from the larger to the smaller fishing fleet, namely those under 10 metres in length who fish inshore waters.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 11th July 2013