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In a rallying cry to the Prime Minister, they said there is “no better example of how leaving the EU can bring an immediate and demonstrable benefit for the UK”. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations and Scottish Fishermen’s Federation wrote the industry had never been in a “stronger position than we are now”. But they warned the Prime Minister could still pile misery on the industry if he fails to take back control of the UK’s fishing grounds.
In a letter, Elspeth Macdonald and Barrie Deas wrote: “No other country in the world gives away its fish in the way the UK has for the last 40 years.
“This is the time to right these wrongs. This is the UK’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – the Sea of Opportunity – to climb the ladder of successful seafood nations and for the UK to reap the greatest benefit from our sovereign natural resources – not to continue to give them away for the benefit of others.”
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