New quotas hit Cornwall’s fleet


Cornwall’s fishermen face losing out under new quotas announced by Brussels, but the cuts are not as bad as was first feared.

Under the new quotas for 2010, there is a reduction in number of Pollack that can be caught, and also plaice and sole in some areas.

The industry has branded the 5% cut imposed on sole catches as “unjustified” and says it could cost trawlers £250k. It was nearly far worse, however, with a 15% cut originally proposed.

On the up side, the quote for monkfish has been increased by 15%.