Brexit: Leigh Park fisherman welcomes leaving the EU

THE owner of fishing company has spoken of his elation at the leave vote.

Friday, 24th June 2016, 11:14 am
Updated Friday, 24th June 2016, 12:18 pm

David Philpott, of Bramdean Drive, Leigh Park, runs Southern Shellfish Ltd.

He said EU restrictions on fishing had brought companies like his to their knees.

He told The News: ‘Over the last three years we have lost 27 fishermen or fishing boats and we are down to two boats.

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‘How can a company carry on like that?

‘We need to sort it out now.

‘What I would like to see is us have our fishing grounds back under our control so we can move forward.’