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It has been a gloomy week on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain, as failure to award enough licences to the French mean our government is now loathed by fishermen on both sides of the channel.
“If there wasn’t any Brexit, there wouldn’t be any issues,” he said. “We were getting on fine before that.”
Time-sensitive seafood exports have been hit hard as the fishing industry struggles to deal with long-winded paperwork and new rules
"We're stuffed" - Brixham fish merchant Ian Perkes says he's unable to export his fish to France now the new post-Brexit rules and regulation have come into force.
Brixham-based fish merchant Ian Perkes told Financial Times that he “never looked at implications of the paperwork” that a vote to leave would bring.