Mick Mahon, breaking the law by giving fish away.
He’s been fishing since the age of 17 as a way of saving money to train as a teacher but somehow or other just stayed at sea. In the not too distant future, however, Mick Mahon the Cornish fisherman will give up his way of life, he has had enough of the EU’s stranglehold on our fishing industry and its total control of our once sovereign fishing grounds.
Like all British fishermen, he puts to sea with a bit of EU generated paper giving him a quota of what type of fish he can catch, the size and weight of total catch - this is the way the EU has concluded fish stocks can be saved and preserved. There’s one small catch (excuse the pun), it don’t work like that. When he trawls his nets he may haul in a different species of fish to that written on his bit of EU paper, or the fish may be too small, so they have to be thrown back dead (this is conservation EU style). Mick has got so fed up with this he is now giving these fish away or selling it and giving the money to charity, thus making him a viscous criminal in the EU’s eyes.
After forty three years at sea Mick has had enough, he is so disillusioned he is planning to decommission his boat, the J-Anne, buy a camper van and see a bit of land instead.
Read Robin Page's article on this at: The Mail on Sunday.