Newlyn: Fishing for a Living
Fisherman aboard the Newlyn beam trawler 'Aaltje Adriaantje'.
Cleaning out the nets, on PZ 198, the 'Aaltje Adriaantje', off the south west coast of Britain.
In recent years commercial fishermen have been severely restricted in the amount of certain species of fish they can catch, due to the harsh quotas imposed on them by the Common Fisheries Policy, which is regulated by the European Union.
Millions of pounds worth of fish are wasted each year after the fishermen are forced to throw part of their catch back into the sea dead or dying, thus creating anger and tensions within an industry that is already struggling and feels it is being unfairly penalised.
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