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Nick brings South East MEP to town to back the Observer’s fish fight

March 4, 2011

Photograph courtesy of Steve Hunnisett and the Hastings Observer

Nick Perry, the Lib Dem parliamentary spokesperson for Hastings & Rye, brought his colleague Euro MP Sharon Bowles to town last week to sign her support for the Hastings Observer’s own fish fight campaign.

Sharon, who has been working with Paul Joy and colleagues for Common Fisheries Policy reform at Brussels over the past six years, came for a locally caught lunch and to discuss quota re-allocation and the damaging practice of armchair fishing.

Read more about her visit here, and about her campaign against armchair fishing here.

Nick says, “Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is right that discards are obscene and insane. But Sharon is right when she says that the UK Government must play it’s part too. The Coalition’s job is to succeed where previous governments have failed: to get a fairer deal on quota at European level, to make the slicing of the domestic pie fair, and to take on the big business interests that are endangering the future of small boat, sustainable fishing.”

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