Fisheries minister Richard Benyon
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Big fishing boats lose quota fight

The High Court has upheld a government decision to reallocate unused fishing quota from bigger operators to small-scale fishermen.

The UK Association of Fish Producer Organisations, which represents some of Britain's biggest producers, challenged the move - essentially a licence to fish, worth more than £1m.

Fisheries minister Richard Benyon told the BBC he felt it was right to have transferred "consistently underused quota" to the struggling smaller inshore producers.

  • 10 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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