LONDON (Reuters) – Supporters of Britain’s exit from the European Union dumped crates of haddock into the River Thames on Wednesday to protest against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit transition deal which they say has betrayed the fishing industry.
As part of the transition deal announced on Monday, Britain agreed to remain within the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) for around 20 months after Britain’s exit on March 29, 2019.
Scotland - Home - Britain - Fishing - Grounds
In Scotland, home to Britain’s richest fishing grounds, lawmakers from May’s Conservative Party have pledged they will not back a final Brexit deal unless Britain leaves the Common Fisheries Policy altogether.
Fishermen blame the CFP for policies which they say will render their industry bankrupt.
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Nigel Farage, one of the 2016 pro-Brexit campaign’s most influential figures, and other campaigners flung crates of haddock into the river as a mark of protest against quotas which they say force them to discard edible fish.
“It’s absolutely tragic, what a waste,” Farage told reporters as he tipped fish overboard from a small fishing boat on the River Thames outside parliament.
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