3 March 2016
The NFFO has offered to help those fisherman who have they been told that their licences will be capped under the new Defra rules aimed at reducing latent capacity in the under-10m fleet. An appeals process has been set up and any fisherman who feels that he has been unfairly treated may appeal for a review of the decision.
NFFO Chairman, Tony Delahunty, commented, “We believe that it is important to address the problem of latent capacity. However, we are also of the view that no genuine fisherman should have his business adversely affected through inadequate government information. Sometimes a vessel’s history of activity or circumstances may not be clear cut.”
Those NFFO members who require confidential assistance are invited to call the NFFO on 01904 635430.