Alan Hastings on how Brexit can be a prize catch for the UK fishing industry

May 31, 2017, 11:30 PM

"So long, and thanks for taking all our fish." That’s the message to the European Union from Alan Hastings of campaign group Fishing for Leave, who believe #Brexit presents a golden opportunity to regain 70 per cent of the UK’s fisheries resources and rejuvenate a multi-billion pound industry. While they might have been celebrating the Leave vote last year, Alan now joins Tim on the show to discuss Fishing for Leave’s recent fears over the deliberate wording in the Conservative’s election manifesto - where 200 miles of sovereign waters surrounding the UK could be reduced to just 12 miles. Alan outlines what the fishing industry means to the UK economy, why it has endured four decades of suffering, and why now it is time for the government to act decisively to for its future. To bring a little levity to the conclusion, he also brings us his fish dish of choice, so if you are feeling a little peckish, stay tuna’d for that one. Find out more about Fishing for Leave at http://ffl.org.uk/

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