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

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.

‘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.’