Monday, January 25, 2021

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: Hope on hold yet again

ANYONE running a business, however large or small, prefers to operate under conditions of stability, confidence and clarity of present and future direction. What...

Brexit fisheries ‘deal’: It’s so bad we’d be better off staying in the EU

I SUPPOSE that during the Christmas period, with the concerns of Covid-19 hanging over us, to hear that Brexit is done and dusted, that...

Fishing: Fifty years of betrayal caused this mess

AN article I wrote here on December7 was headed ‘Brexit: Why fishing is impossible to resolve unless one party backs down’. Previous headlines were ‘French play...

Brexit: Why fishing is impossible to resolve unless one party backs down

THE Brexit trade talks are reported to be in their final week. Once again fishing has become the crunch issue, much to the chagrin of...

Britannia, not the EU, rules our waves

EVERY nation that has a coastline is entitled under international law to claim its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of 200 nautical miles or median...

Fisheries: EU puts politics above good practice

AS the fishing issue rumbles on I wonder if it can ever be resolved, because the two sides are so far apart and it...

French play high-stakes poker in the fishing war

WHY could fishing, of little value to the economies of both the UK and France, crash a possible EU trade deal? As negotiations near...

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 EEC Regulation 2141/70 of...

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 the status...

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 no one...

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 life. Quota: I...

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, I was...

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 the two...

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 if the...

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 exception, starting...

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 weird, as...

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