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Fishing quota legal challenge

Small scale fishermen in the region are celebrating after the High Court upheld a decision to re-allocate fishing quotas.

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Local inshore fishermen celebrate High Court battle

Local inshore fishermen are celebrating after winning a High Court battle to give a greater share of fishing quotas to smaller boats.

Currently around 95 per cent of Britain's fishing rights are in the hands of big vessel owners.

Campaigners say today's ruling is a victory for the little man and will help a struggling industry. But opponents argue the reallocation could cause problems.

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