Futures Forum: Brexit: and a fishing industry dominated by a handful of giant and often foreign-owned companies using big boats > because the UK government in the 1980s significantly underestimated the contribution made by small fishing vessels to the industry and consequently allocated them a tiny proportion of the quota.
Especially once Continental markets are no longer accessible:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and the end of 'black gold' for Britain's fishermen
There have been some excellent articles from the last week, very sympathetic to the desperate plight of the small fishing business:
Here’s why not everyone in fishing is excited about Brexit | openDemocracy
How Brexit will leave the fishing industry beached | Latest Brexit news and top stories - The New European
These pieces report on Chris Williams of the New Economics Foundation's analysis of the effects of Brexit on fishing and the plight of small-scale fishers.
Here's the NEF itself:
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WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE?Fishing after Brexit: voices from the coast | New Economics Foundation