Fight for Britain's fish

Greenpeace is urging the government to push ahead with a major shake-up of the UK fishing quota system after big fishing firms want to protect their stranglehold on British fish.

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Major shake-up for fishing system

A ruling could be made today to make the UK fishing system more equal to help small fisheries.

The court has backed the government's decision to redistribute unused fishing allowances to small inshore fishing boats.

Small-scale fishermen have access to only four per cent of the fishing quota despite making up three quarters of Britain's fleet.

Fisheries minister Richard Benyon's decision to shift unused fishing quota from one sector of the fleet to another in its first serious attempt to tackle the imbalance in the commercial fishing rights.

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