Fishing ban is ‘Draconian’
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
PROPOSALS for no-go fishing zones in the North Sea were attacked yesterday as “Draconian” by Scottish fishermen’s leaders.
Hamish Morrison, the chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said he hoped the new commissioner at the European Fisheries Council, Joe Borg, would look on the plight of fishermen in Scotland more favourably than his predecessor, Franz Fischler.
Many of the quotas for 2005 have been agreed, but Mr Morrison said: “The main proposals … are Draconian.