Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scottish fishing industry facing EU power struggle

Fishing leaders say a European power struggle will threaten the future of the industry in Scotland. For the first time the European Parliament wants a say on setting fishing entitlements. Some fear the move could cause automatic cuts to kick in. The row came on the eve of today's annual talks of the European Council of Ministers to determine next year's quotas and days at sea. Watch here for this BBC report from Peterhead. Photo courtesy of Silverfox09 via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)