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Marina fishing-boats: £10-million bailout

Fishermen during the pandemic
Chris Barbara ARPS. All Rights Reserved.

16th April 2020

“DEFRA announced yesterday that the fishing industry in England will receive a £10-million bailout after its markets in the UK and Europe collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The grants are to assist with the fixed business costs for up to three months for owners of under-24 metre vessels with English fishing licences who last year recorded sales of at least £10,000.

One of the marina fishermen said that’s nearly all the marina boats and there are a lot in the country, but it’s good that there problems are being addressed by the government.”

Text and photo from Chris Barbara’s photo album on flickr: A New Day in a New World


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