Fishing for Leave is a campaign set up by “people in the fishing industry for those in the fishing industry,” according to http://ffl.org.uk. The main goal of this independent campaign is to inform the British public how much better things could potentially be if the country is released from the central control of the European Union, specifically for the fishing industry. The campaign will highlight the flaws and indignities that England is currently suffering, unknown to most of the public. The amount of support behind this campaign has really skyrocketed in the past few weeks.
The main issue that many are backing is that fish populations have been depleted and are producing fewer offspring. By reducing fishing pressure in the UK, the fish population would be rebuilt in addition to bigger harvests in the future. This really is a win-win situation for both the economy and the environment. Sustainable management will inherently create higher catches than what fisherman are currently achieving not lower despite what many believe. By instilling a fishing quota on the amount of particular fish that can be caught, stocks will, without a doubt, rise. This will generate higher yields and support coastal communities at the same time, exactly what the Fishing for Leave campaign is fighting for.
On June 15th, history was made towards the efforts of restoration. The scene at Tower Bridge was one of amazement as protestors gathered in boats and on land in support of this campaign. All eyes now focus on June 24th when Britain’s legislative future will be decided.