Saturday, October 31, 2020

John Ashworth

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John Ashworth has worked all his life in the Fishing Industry, as a gear designer and manufacturer. He spent 20 years working on fishing vessels around the world, and promoted environmental issues, He led the Save Britain's Fish campaign through the nineties and early twenties and is now part of Fishing for Leave.

Fishing rule comes back to haunt the EU

WHY is fisheries proving to be such a difficult subject to resolve with Brussels? One has to go back 50 years to...

Fishing and the EU’s total disregard of the law

IN the Brexit negotiations, France is particularly concerned by the impact on its fishing communities and has taken a ‘maximalist’ position that...

Bad faith over fisheries is all on the EU’s side

AFTER all the accusations against the UK over breaking treaties, all and sundry have come out of the woodwork to have their say, and yet...

This wonderful opportunity to seize back our waters

THERE are three issues that get my hackles up over the EU/UK fishing issue: quota, treatment of fishermen and the pyramid of...

Why most of the UK’s fish should be landed in the UK

WHEN I watched the fishing debate televised from the House of Commons last Tuesday for the Second Reading of the Fisheries Bill,...

Why there should be no negotiation over fisheries

THE most revealing statement on EU/UK fisheries negotiations came from Michel Barnier on July 23, when he accused the British side: ‘On...

EU makes sure it rules Britannia’s waves

EVER since the week before the Referendum, when our fishing vessels came up the Thames, the EU has set about making sure that...

The great fishing foul-up

FIGHTING the battle for our nation is extremely difficult as the forces against us are huge. The Save Britain's Fish campaign is no...

Coastal communities engulfed in a cloud of confusion

THERE were no surprises in the Liberal Democrat manifesto regarding fishing. It was not mentioned, and the section on coastal communities was...

On Brexit and fisheries, we’re stuffed

BREXIT can be made to appear complex. The subject of fisheries is not: in my view it is very simple. 1 When a nation joins...

Fishing and the big question for party leaders

THE fishing issue has always been clear-cut, and how a political party answers certain questions is a clear indication of its underlying intentions. The Liberal...

Fisheries left dangling in the battle for our seas

FISHERIES – where do we go now? Unfortunately we are back to ifs, buts and uncertainty. Will the 27 EU members agree to an...

Once again, fishing could be hung out to dry

SINCE Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, the main Brexit emphasis has been on Northern Ireland; unfortunately fishing has not been of equal importance. The...

Would the EU want to haul in a Sturgeon?

NICOLA Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish National Party and First Minister of Scotland, is obsessed about independence from the United Kingdom to the detriment...

How the EU has wrecked our coastal communities

SOMETIMES my articles provoke some excellent constructive comments which help to move the debate forward and add to overall knowledge of the subject. One such...

Worrying questions over our fisheries’ future

WHEN the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Stephen Barclay, gave evidence to the Select Committee for Exiting the EU under the...

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