Small scale fishermen in the region are celebrating after the High Court upheld a decision to re-allocate fishing quotas.
The UK Association of Fish Producer Organisations had challenged a decision by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to redistribute "fixed quota allocations" who own vessels greater than 33ft (10m) to boats that are 33ft (10m) or under.
The case is being seen as a historic test case over who "owns" and controls UK fishing quotas.
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace fought a joint campaign with the New Under Ten Fishermen's Association for greater priority to be given to small boats on the grounds that they used "more sustainable fishing methods".
More top news
A 16-year-old boy accused of killing two people in Colchester has appeared in court today.
A fine and generally dry day with a light breeze and plenty of long sunny spells, though becoming cloudier through the afternoon.
Saturday will be the best day this weekend before rain on Sunday.