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Mackerel handliners quota threat

10:16 am, November 2, 2010

West Cornwall MP Andrew George has written to Fisheries Minister Richard Benyon MP asking him to step in to protect Cornish Mackerel handliners from penury following a “back door” deal which could remove their rights to fish ‘til next year.

Mackerel handlining is a seasonal fishery and is traditionally most productive during the autumn.

George said: “The loss of previously promised quota will cause anger and hardship.”

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