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UK has reached an agreement with Norway and the EU over how to divide fish stocks in the North Sea next year

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  1. cfabbro
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    I seriously don't understand why Jane Sandell constantly gets quoted whenever this topic comes up. She, and her company, had been spouting pro-Brexit BS for years (See also: Their twitter) until...

    Jane Sandell, chief executive of UK Fisheries, said the current agreement would not resolve the problem around the lack of access to Norwegian waters.

    I seriously don't understand why Jane Sandell constantly gets quoted whenever this topic comes up. She, and her company, had been spouting pro-Brexit BS for years (See also: Their twitter) until the threat of a no-deal Brexit loomed closer, which would have grounded their fancy new ship. So her complaints always feel very /r/LeopardsAteMyFace worthy, to me. And TBH, whenever I see complaints about the territorial rights and quota situations from anyone in the UK fishing industry I feel the same, due to how the vast majority of them voted.

    With current polls showing that there is a fairly even split among the general population between those wishing to remain and leave, we found no such split among fishermen. As many as 92% intend to vote to leave the EU – a uniformity of opinion that is unmatched by any other economic or social group in the UK.

    This view of the EU extends beyond the referendum. We found that while the British public is slightly skewed towards holding a negative image of the EU, fishermen hold an almost entirely negative view of the EU.

    The vast majority of fishermen we spoke to think that leaving the EU will improve the fortunes of their industry. This would suggest that this is a big factor in their decision to vote leave.

    -Source

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