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Letters / Shetland needs control of her fishing grounds

I’m indebted to Ian Duncan for his clarification of the position on the cod discard ban implementation date.

I acknowledge my misunderstanding of the Fishing News article and its misleading headline “Landings Obligation Double U-turn Shock”. In the event, the fisheries committee’s second U-turn was a “relief”, not a “shock”.

It’s still a farce just marginally less of one than I thought.

A second U-turn was needed to salvage the situation with only days to go before implementation so my error is inconsequential to the thrust of my letter which is that Shetland fishermen – Mr Duncan excepted – are poorly represented by the EU and the Scottish and UK governments and Shetland needs control of her own fishing grounds.

John Tulloch

Chairman, Wir Shetland