Shell shocked: 'Lobster capital' braces for Brexit
18/12/2020 | news | business | 35
Live shellfish exporters in East Yorkshire and Devon say new certification requirements are 'unworkable'
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col
21/12/2020 10:50:12 8 10
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fishermen have to buy rope in portugal, clothes in france and wellies in holland?!?

What garbage, if they now have to buy british that will be a good thing, though of course they won't have to, they will still be able to get those, just as they will still be able to sell their produce. There will be a once in a lifetime price hike due to tariffs and then things will settle straight back down.
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21/12/2020 11:44:14 4 1
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Permanent price hike!
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21/12/2020 10:52:22 13 3
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So the alternative is to let foreign fleets come in and lift the catch instead ?

I'd rather let the marine environment recover thanks.
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21/12/2020 12:47:21 1 0
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If we do leave on a No deal and enforce OUR own laws on OUR territorial waters, the E.U boats will be swinging round to Ireland for their catches, less fish on Irish plates I'm guessing?
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21/12/2020 10:57:50 8 2
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Worse for mussell producers, who also export more than half of their production to EU. If there's a no deal they will not be able to export at all as there is no process for third country mussel imports to EU; if there is a deal the EHC process is expected to take too long to allow exports to take place.
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21/12/2020 10:59:11 7 6
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sell them in the UK
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21/12/2020 12:34:41 3 0
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Why would anyone vote against their catch being sold in the U.K. I eat Lobsters and Crabs that I buy in Grimsby. The more the merrier. This catch is sold in the EU because they will pay more. It’s a free market.
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21/12/2020 11:07:08 5 5
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If these countries want lobster, crabs & mussels and they can't get them, where do you think they'll get the same quantity & quality?
The market will sort things.

They can also sell them at better prices in the UK.
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21/12/2020 11:42:49 4 0
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Really!
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21/12/2020 11:11:04 13 0
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Yorkshire, Dartmouth ... weren't that the areas where people who voted for Brexit??
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21/12/2020 12:04:07 8 2
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Yep, that's net detractors for you. Always someone else's fault. It's the money us "remoaners" make that's going to be used for them to claim benefits
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21/12/2020 11:41:41 15 1
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We all knew what we were voting for.
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21/12/2020 12:41:16 3 2
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We certainly did and signs are, the cord is finally about to be cut.
Next!
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21/12/2020 13:48:22 0 0
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I can't tell if you're being ironic.
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21/12/2020 11:07:08 5 5
bbc
If these countries want lobster, crabs & mussels and they can't get them, where do you think they'll get the same quantity & quality?
The market will sort things.

They can also sell them at better prices in the UK.
8
21/12/2020 11:42:49 4 0
bbc
Really!
1
col
21/12/2020 10:50:12 8 10
bbc
fishermen have to buy rope in portugal, clothes in france and wellies in holland?!?

What garbage, if they now have to buy british that will be a good thing, though of course they won't have to, they will still be able to get those, just as they will still be able to sell their produce. There will be a once in a lifetime price hike due to tariffs and then things will settle straight back down.
9
21/12/2020 11:44:14 4 1
bbc
Permanent price hike!
10
21/12/2020 11:45:29 10 2
bbc
Looking forward to cheaper crab and lobster on our supermarket shelfs - super!
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21/12/2020 14:21:23 2 0
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Is there a realistic expectation of fishermen accepting reduced prices at market for the supermarket prices to drop?
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21/12/2020 12:01:34 4 4
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Looks like we might have some crab and lobster for Xmas, damn all else though!
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21/12/2020 12:31:43 1 2
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We always have tins of baked beans to fall back on, why complain about the things most working folk never get to dine on?
Maybe, we'll all get a chance very soon and about time!
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21/12/2020 11:11:04 13 0
bbc
Yorkshire, Dartmouth ... weren't that the areas where people who voted for Brexit??
12
21/12/2020 12:04:07 8 2
bbc
Yep, that's net detractors for you. Always someone else's fault. It's the money us "remoaners" make that's going to be used for them to claim benefits
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21/12/2020 12:06:31 16 2
bbc
99% of fishermen voted for Brexit. They obviously took all these factors into consideration when they voted. If they didn't, they will reap what they have sowed ....
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21/12/2020 12:52:03 3 7
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The E.U killed off our fishing industry, time to get those seaside towns back to where they should be and bring back the prosperity where it belongs!
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21/12/2020 12:16:02 6 2
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Does nobody feel sorry for the poor lobsters, all shoved alive in a bucket with bands on their claws? We are stopping the live export of cattle and sheep because of stressing the animals. Don’t lobsters suffer stress?
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21/12/2020 12:01:34 4 4
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Looks like we might have some crab and lobster for Xmas, damn all else though!
15
21/12/2020 12:31:43 1 2
bbc
We always have tins of baked beans to fall back on, why complain about the things most working folk never get to dine on?
Maybe, we'll all get a chance very soon and about time!
4
21/12/2020 10:59:11 7 6
bbc
sell them in the UK
16
21/12/2020 12:34:41 3 0
bbc
Why would anyone vote against their catch being sold in the U.K. I eat Lobsters and Crabs that I buy in Grimsby. The more the merrier. This catch is sold in the EU because they will pay more. It’s a free market.
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21/12/2020 13:25:54 2 0
bbc
They are selling their catch where the market is. Nothing stopping from them selling in the UK and they will already have supplied the market adequately. The maths is they are going to go out of business in many cases. Because Brexiters can't do maths, even really simple maths.
7
21/12/2020 11:41:41 15 1
bbc
We all knew what we were voting for.
17
21/12/2020 12:41:16 3 2
bbc
We certainly did and signs are, the cord is finally about to be cut.
Next!
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21/12/2020 12:46:19 10 2
bbc
I thought Farmers and Fishermen were broadly in favour of Brexit at the time. Now all I hear is complaints that they cant sell their produce or catch in Europe! Talk about 'be careful what you wish for!'
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21/12/2020 14:24:00 3 1
bbc
This is what happens when people believe the lies spun by those who seek to benefit from leaving the EU - having been conditioned by the largely non-dom press to believe that the cause of all their ills was the EU.

Promised a "cake and eat it" deal by Vote Leave that could not happen.

The naive were led by the unscrupulous in pursuit of an outcome that benefits few at the expense of many.
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21/12/2020 10:52:22 13 3
bbc
So the alternative is to let foreign fleets come in and lift the catch instead ?

I'd rather let the marine environment recover thanks.
19
21/12/2020 12:47:21 1 0
bbc
If we do leave on a No deal and enforce OUR own laws on OUR territorial waters, the E.U boats will be swinging round to Ireland for their catches, less fish on Irish plates I'm guessing?
13
21/12/2020 12:06:31 16 2
bbc
99% of fishermen voted for Brexit. They obviously took all these factors into consideration when they voted. If they didn't, they will reap what they have sowed ....
20
21/12/2020 12:52:03 3 7
bbc
The E.U killed off our fishing industry, time to get those seaside towns back to where they should be and bring back the prosperity where it belongs!
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21/12/2020 13:01:51 6 2
bbc
And yet you can rarely find lobster or any good shellfish in UK because they send it all abroad. Keep it for the UK market, I'll buy it for sure.
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21/12/2020 13:23:50 8 2
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The trouble with voting is that often you get what you voted for.

This was the inevitable outcome of Brexit. Market collapse, hence nothing to sell and nobody to sell it to.
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21/12/2020 12:34:41 3 0
bbc
Why would anyone vote against their catch being sold in the U.K. I eat Lobsters and Crabs that I buy in Grimsby. The more the merrier. This catch is sold in the EU because they will pay more. It’s a free market.
23
21/12/2020 13:25:54 2 0
bbc
They are selling their catch where the market is. Nothing stopping from them selling in the UK and they will already have supplied the market adequately. The maths is they are going to go out of business in many cases. Because Brexiters can't do maths, even really simple maths.
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21/12/2020 13:30:41 9 1
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This is what the fishermen voted for.
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21/12/2020 13:45:56 1 1
bbc
Well as apparently they'll be similar issues getting things into the country, maybe they could sell more here?
7
21/12/2020 11:41:41 15 1
bbc
We all knew what we were voting for.
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21/12/2020 13:48:22 0 0
bbc
I can't tell if you're being ironic.
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21/12/2020 14:00:41 1 0
bbc
You can't lump all fishermen together. Scottish fishing may possibly benefit from no-deal, but a quarter of all British fish exports are of shellfish and to the EU.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/31/myth-brexit-bonanza-uk-fishing-exposed-no-deal

And so far as I can tell, half of quotas in England were sold off to foreign ownership.
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21/12/2020 14:26:58 0 0
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Over 55% of English fishing quota has been sold overseas, 17% of Welsh, 5% of Scottish and less than 2% of Northern Irish.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/52420116
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21/12/2020 11:45:29 10 2
bbc
Looking forward to cheaper crab and lobster on our supermarket shelfs - super!
28
21/12/2020 14:21:23 2 0
bbc
Is there a realistic expectation of fishermen accepting reduced prices at market for the supermarket prices to drop?
18
21/12/2020 12:46:19 10 2
bbc
I thought Farmers and Fishermen were broadly in favour of Brexit at the time. Now all I hear is complaints that they cant sell their produce or catch in Europe! Talk about 'be careful what you wish for!'
29
21/12/2020 14:24:00 3 1
bbc
This is what happens when people believe the lies spun by those who seek to benefit from leaving the EU - having been conditioned by the largely non-dom press to believe that the cause of all their ills was the EU.

Promised a "cake and eat it" deal by Vote Leave that could not happen.

The naive were led by the unscrupulous in pursuit of an outcome that benefits few at the expense of many.
27
21/12/2020 14:00:41 1 0
bbc
You can't lump all fishermen together. Scottish fishing may possibly benefit from no-deal, but a quarter of all British fish exports are of shellfish and to the EU.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/31/myth-brexit-bonanza-uk-fishing-exposed-no-deal

And so far as I can tell, half of quotas in England were sold off to foreign ownership.
30
21/12/2020 14:26:58 0 0
bbc
Over 55% of English fishing quota has been sold overseas, 17% of Welsh, 5% of Scottish and less than 2% of Northern Irish.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/52420116
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21/12/2020 16:13:18 3 1
bbc
Schadenfreude. Brexiteer fishermen, farmers & Sunderland car workers & the other idiots who voted likewise will get what they asked for & deserve. The trouble is the rest of us will pay, too. Britain will be a 3rd World country soon enough. Our corrupt politicians will see to it.
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22/12/2020 12:10:42 0 0
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You hit the nail on the head! Misled by politicians and elements of the media people voted without thinking about the implications. Now they may learn the hard way.
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21/12/2020 22:41:14 0 0
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Crab and lobster fishers in a pinch? Well you don't have to butter me up I'll get cracking on this straight away. I'm sure I can come up with a solution everyone can sink their teeth into.
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21/12/2020 23:38:00 0 0
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As your cousin I ask you to eat shellfish to sell fish. Only the allergic have an excuse to not do their bit to help out. Please make this sacrifice and go out and get some tail.
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21/12/2020 16:13:18 3 1
bbc
Schadenfreude. Brexiteer fishermen, farmers & Sunderland car workers & the other idiots who voted likewise will get what they asked for & deserve. The trouble is the rest of us will pay, too. Britain will be a 3rd World country soon enough. Our corrupt politicians will see to it.
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22/12/2020 12:10:42 0 0
bbc
You hit the nail on the head! Misled by politicians and elements of the media people voted without thinking about the implications. Now they may learn the hard way.
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22/12/2020 17:34:25 0 0
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Why the surprise, it was made quite plainly that this would happen if we made the stupid decision to leave the EU.