Blog: Brexit LIVE: Fury as British fishermen ‘on suicide watch’ after being ‘neglected’ – Express

Inshore fishermen are at breaking point after experiencing a toxic combination of economic hardships, regulations, offshore energy developments and consultations according to MPs. Speaking at a Westminster Hall debate on the Inshore Fishing Fleet, Paul Gilson, chairman of the NFFO, said: “A very large number of fishers are deeply depressed and many are now on suicide watch “Our fishers work tirelessly—day in, day out—to feed us, and they have families to support in a difficult economic climate. They were promised a better system post-Brexit, but that has not been delivered. Fishers in our inshore fishing fleet are feeling neglected, and many are not only thinking about their future but are worried that there is no way out and no end in sight. That should worry each and every one of us, and it is why we must not continue to let down our fishing communities.”

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