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    The BIRDS

    A new visitor to our garden seen this afternoon , a Blackcap. Are they fairly common ?
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    Brexit

    Hi Mows This is precisely what I suspect. Here in the UK for some considerable period of time we have played by the rules and been subject to rigorous control. My experience in the business teaches me that there is no level playing field across Europe and that control is only lightly applied by...
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    Brexit

    Plenty of comment regarding bluff and bluster in our media but no real explanation of the deeper detail of what has caused this difference of opinion. The issue seems to be the delay in issuing licences to some French vessels who seek access to fish the 6-12 mile zone around Jersey. There is an...
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    End of Traditional Netpen Farming

    I see that Atle Eide , ex Marine Harvest CEO and current Salmar chairman has expressed the view that current traditional net pen farming will be gone by the end of this decade. He is of the opinion that Offshore closed containment and land based Salmon production are the way ahead. I suspect...
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    MOURINHO - NEW JOB

    I’m not so sure that it is a money thing. Jose is rolling in the stuff. He certainly seems to be not so ’special ‘ anymore . Having said that I’d still like to see him work some magic and win again but am surprised that he has pinned his hopes on Roma.
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    Brexit

    Roag Fisher Perhaps you are right regarding a reset but suspect that it would be very difficult to turn back the clock. Way back in the day various measures were put in place in order to restrict the explosion in fishing effort. Quotas based on historical performance , days at sea and...
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    Brexit

    As an aside another Hull registered but Dutch owned vessel , MV Cornelia Vrolijk holds a significant percentage of the English mackerel quota. Fishes UK quota under UK flag but lands in The Netherlands. do you see a pattern ?
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    Brexit

    I think that Jane Sandell’s comment concerning ‘fishing barons’ is a bit disingenuous. She is working indirectly for two of the biggest fishing companies in Europe !
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    Brexit

    And they got Frau Merkel to launch one of their German vessels !!! Nothing like getting a head of state or member of the aristocracy to give their seal of approval 😁😁😁😁!
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    Brexit

    Do a bit of Googling and you may find a bit of background. Nothing on UK F website reveals ownership or links however. BTW Kirkella also fishes other quota which is not affected by the non agreement.
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    Brexit

    Loxie We have no deal with Norway currently. All media coverage is reporting on a disaster and that the British fishermen have been sold down the river . Not one media outlet has reported that as things currently stand that the Norwegian Pelagic fleet have zero access to UK waters . An area...
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    Brexit

    UK Fisheries is a jointly owned venture , partners are Parlevliet & Van Der Plas B.V. , a Dutch company and Samherji of Iceland. Both businesses are big players In the seafood scene. Samherji were recently involved in a huge bribery scandal in Namibia. The only UK in this business is in the...
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    Brexit

    Hi Handel TBH I am not knowledgable as regards Welsh quota but do know that much of the white fish entitlement on the West coast of the UK fell into Spanish hands . I suspect that less of the Scottish West coast quota ended up there.
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    Brexit

    You are wide of the mark on two counts. It was not the UK government who sold off the entltlement. The entitlement to quota passed into the hands of individuals and businesses at a point in time when little value was attached . Some of these entities sold out in years following by which time...
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    The BIRDS

    Just noticed some swallows performing acrobatics in the field adjacent to our garden. Is this early ?
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    Scottish politics

    Fruin Where can we see the deeper detail of this increase , ie category , values etc ?
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    Scottish politics

    According to Wings the Polis paid a visit to Nic and Pete’s on Tuesday . Do you think that they were looking for the books ?
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    Scottish politics

    avonfisher I’m no fan of GG and would have little in common with him with regard to his views on most topics. I am also no fan of CBB and would suspect that anyone signing up would be there for the cash and / or to get themselves some exposure. However much of what he says concerning the current...
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    Scottish politics

    WoS are reporting high level resignations from the SNP finance committee. Whatever has been going on ? Scottish politics is certainly interesting at the moment !
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    Scottish politics

    Fruin , my initial comment re MSM in Scotland was not specific but I clarified my stance with the above. Virtually nothing of what has been mentioned in MSM viewing media was initiated by any of these outlets. Instead we have had to rely on Sky and other media based outside Scotland in order to...
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