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theguardian - 2 month ago

I shouldn t be out there in gales : Brixham fishers take Brexit hit

Export delays have caused price of catch to drop, and wages of fishers in historic Devon harbour along with it
Luke Selvey manoeuvred the beam trawler Emilia Jayne into Brixham harbour with a hold packed with fish after three and a half days at sea. He gave a toothy grin. “We’ve got cuttlefish, Dover sole, brill, turbot, monks ... all sorts,” the skipper said. “The fishing is the best we’ve seen for years.”But Selvey stopped smiling when he considered how much he and his crew would make out their trip. “The problem we’ve got is that the price of the fish is terrible. It’s making things really, really difficult for us. We’re having to work much harder to try to make a buck.” Continue reading...


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