Fishing quotas legal challenge

A judge has ruled that the reallocation of some fishing quotas to inshore boats should go ahead. It follows a legal challenge brought by the association which represents the industry's biggest players.

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Full report: Victory for small fishermen over quotas

The owners of some of the west country's smaller fishing boats are celebrating tonight after a High Court victory over the size of their catch. A judge has rejected a challenge by larger operators over the way quotas are allocated.

It paves the way for Ministers to give a larger share to boats under 10 m in length - though the battle could yet go to the Court of Appeal, as Bob Constantine reports.


Decision expected on fishing quotas

Decision expected on fishing quotas Credit: ITV News West Country

Small scale fishermen in Devon and Cornwall are awaiting a High Court ruling which could affect their catches.

Britain's largest fishing groups have challenged a government decision aimed at reallocating some unused quotas to smaller players in the industry. A decision's expected in London.

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