Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Betraying Our Fishermen.
Posted on May 12
UKIP fisheries spokesman, Mike Hookem MEP, yesterday accused the Tories of planning to “betray” the UK’s fishing industry, saying, "Ted Heath betrayed the fishermen... and Theresa May will do exactly the same!"
Mr Hookem's comments came as he launched UKIP's new "Future for Fishing" policy, which aims to return the UK's fishing industry to Westminster control; and find investment to rebuild our fishing fleet.
UKIP’s vision for the future of British fishing includes restoring our sovereignty and control over the UK’s entire 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), potentially worth a massive £6.3 billion to the British economy. Other measures include withdrawing from the 1964 London convention, and introducing a time-limited, paid license fee option for selected foreign flagged vessels to fish within the UK’s territorial waters during the industries rebuilding period.