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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Richard Benyon comments on fishing quota ruling

"What we have to do as ministers in Government is to make sure that we allocate what fishing opportunities there are fairly.

"This was unused quota which was consistently unused. There was a real need for it within the inshore sector and I made the decision because that's what I saw as my job and I'm glad the court has backed me up."

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