The Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon MP, praised the work of Laura Sandys and Ramsgate fishermen following his announcement extending the community quota pilot scheme allowing inshore fishermen part of the under 10-metre fleet’s quota.
The Minister said: “I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for South Thanet (Laura Sandys)... She has been a tireless supporter of the fishing industry in her constituency.”
Laura said: “I have been campaigning extremely hard to bring about much needed reform for our local fisherman, and I am hugely grateful to the Minister for his support in the extension of this pilot. This is a fantastic opportunity to show that greater flexibility and certainty is needed, and I am particularly pleased that our fishermen are leading the way on this.”