Sunday, 9 January 2011
THIS ILLUSTRATES WHY SCOTLAND NEEDS MORE INDEPENDENCE!
British Fishing Minister, Richard Benyon has been accused of talking shite and putting the Scottish Fish Farming Industry in peril along with that well known, climate change activist and celebrity chef, Shug Ferangie-Milkingstool.
He spoke out to warn of the environmental impact of the industry and suggested consumers should switch to less fashionable wild alternatives such as gurnard or megrim. But the remarks have infuriated Scotland's salmon farming industry, which is worth £500m a year and responsible for 6,000 jobs.
This is a perfect example of why Scotland needs independence on matters like fishing. Most of the fishing industry and nearly all the Fish Farming Industry is based in Scotland and the Scottish Government should be responsible for it, not some fuckwit that doesn't know what he's talking about.
I spent 30 years in the Fishing Industry as a Fishmerchant and there aren't enough Gurnard landed in the UK to feed Grimsby never mind the rest of the country. The megrim fishery is not sustainable either. Are these guys not supposed to have some knowledge of their brief or at least get advice from Civil Servants? And, as for that hairy fuckwit of a chef!