In response to John Ashworth: Worrying questions over our fisheries’ future,
The largest part of this scandalous decimation of the UK’s fishing capabilities isn’t even the industry itself, but it’s the even larger knock-on effect at the coastal communities and away from them of businesses and work having vanished from the decrease of that primary activity.
It cuts through a large part of the whole British society.
I live in Cornwall now and see it every day. Proud communities which used to be at the heart of a thriving industry, now relegated to toiling to trying and please the fickle tourist trade. To be honest it makes me sick that many of these snooty Londoners who look down on us here in the West have been so central to conniving at the destruction of those same communities they like to visit so much!