Fishing chief predicts recovery

Fishing chief predicts recovery
BBC News – London,England,UK

Fishing chief predicts recovery

Joe Borg said fishermen would soon be able to breathe easier
Europe’s fisheries commissioner has vowed to help Scotland’s beleaguered fishing industry.
During a visit to the north east, Joe Borg said there was “light at the end of the tunnel” for depleted stocks following years of decommissioning.

He said he wanted to gain first-hand knowledge of Scotland’s fishing industry and how it operates.

Scotland’s Environment Minister Ross Finnie said he hoped Mr Borg’s visit would be the first of many.

Speaking during his first official visit to Scotland, Mr Borg said he hoped fish stocks would improve sufficiently to put fishermen’s minds at rest.

In December, a controversial European Commission plan to close fishing grounds in the North Sea was abandoned.

Mr Borg said: “Maybe now we can talk about seeing the light at the end of the tunnel


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