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Fishermen’s leader backs exit from EU policy

SCOTTISH Fishermen’s Federation chief executive Bertie Armstrong has insisted exiting the Common Fisheries Policy is the only way forward for the industry.

In a message to politicians, he said fishermen would not agree to anything which takes them back into a system that deprives them of 60 per cent of the catch.

He said: ‘It’s been a while since fishing mattered so much. That’s because we are coming out of the EU and while most people are aware Brexit is a big deal for fishing, they are perhaps not sure why.

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