Poll: Should this bill pass into law?
As many are of the opinion, Aye (19)
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Of the contrary, No (17)
40.48%
Abstain (6)
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V707 - Fisheries Bill 2014, TSR Opposition

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Fisheries Act 2014

An act to provide greater incentives and future success for the fisheries industry.

BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

1. Corporation Fisheries Policy withdrawal
(1) From 1st January 2020 the UK will withdraw from the Common Fisheries Policy

2. Fish farming
(1) From 1st January 2020 fishing for commercial purposes will be prohibited within English waters
(2) From 1st January 2020 only fish produced in licenced fish farms will be available for commercial purposes

3. Society of English fisheries (SEF)
(1) The SEF will regulate the protection, sale and purchase of fish farms in addition to overseeing a subsidiary named the Young Fisheries Instillation (YFI)
(2) The Young Fisheries Instillation will provide loans to young fishermen with the goal of aiding start-ups for the first three years of trading
(i) Government will guarantee £0.1bn of loans which will be distributed in co-ordination with the SEF and participating banks
(ii) The purpose of theses loans are to provide aid for Fishery start-ups for the first three years of trading and to allow existing fishermen to purchase more coastal waters suitable for fish farms
(iii) The YFI will oversee the creation of 1000 fishing based apprenticeships
(3) The SEF will be overseen by the department of Energy, Environment, Food, Rural Affairs and Climate Change
(4) SEF will ensure that fish farms adhere to all existing regulation surrounding the ethical treatment and standards of fish within the aforementioned fish farms

4. Commencement, Extent and Short Title
(1) This Act may be cited as the Fisheries Act 2014
(2) This bill shall extend to England
(3) This act shall come into force on 1st January 2020.

Notes
Withdrawal from Common Fisheries Policy
As a result of abiding by the Common Fisheries Policy the UK fishing industry has been decimated due to other EU nations being able to fish on an industrial scale within UK waters. This act returns control of UK waters back to it's constituent nations. Doing so will better protect jobs in the UK fishing industry.

Fish Farming
As a result of industrial trawling post war UK fish stocks have declined by a significant amount despite the issue being known for decades. The University of York and the Marine Conservation Society has found that the availability of bottom-living fish has since fallen by 94%. For some species the drop has been all the more remarkable as evidenced by this extract from a Guardian Article below..

"The crash has been huge for some species. From 1889 to 2007, the LPUP declined 500 times for halibut, more than 100 times for haddock, and more than 20 times for plaice, wolffish, hake and ling. Cod had declined by 87%, the study, published by the online science journal Nature Communications, found."

http://www.theguardian.com/environme...cks-uk-decline

That the peak of UK fishing hauls was in 1938 despite the advances in technology allowing larger range and potential catches tells us that the UK must restrict fishing in its waters, this bill will do that and generate jobs in the UK fishing industry.

Society of English Fisheries (SEF)
A new governing body for the protection, purchase and sale of of coastline suitable for fish farms, informing people on how to get into the business, will run the Young Fisheries Installation (see below). They will also offer grants and loans at low rates to those wishing to purchase more coastline for fish farming or for those wishing to get into the industry

It's remit will ensure that the best locations suitable for industrial fish farming are not spoiled or sold for non-fishing needs.

Young Fisheries Installation (YFI)
This will be about bringing more young people into the world of fishing, it will make provision for vocational routes. The YFI will not just try and bring in more young people but when it does it will give grants and loans to them at low rates to help them get off the ground.

Tax and devolution
As per the passing of the 2013 Agriculture Act control of agriculture, forestry and fishing was devolved to the Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish Assemblies. Corporation tax was also abolished for all business in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2573703

Costing
Unfunded Liabilities (loans): -£0.1bn

Cost to Treasury: £0

Changelog
+ 2(1) Changed "UK waters" to "English waters"
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No. At least when fishing in the wild, the fish were probably not going to have good deaths anyway. I think creating animals specifically in order to kill them is an abuse of animal rights.
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Aye. The CFP is the ultimate expression of the old adage 'what no man owns, no man will care for', and it has been disastrous for both the UK fishing industry and fish stocks in our waters. I can only hope that this serves as a prelude to a more responsible, managed fishing industry in UK waters.
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Poll edit: An oversight in the management of party MPs has led to The Financier being able to vote for a while without holding an MP position. I'm correcting this in the currently-open polls (V707, V702, V708, and V706).
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(Original post by Faland)
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Change my vote to aye, please.
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Change my vote to aye, please.
Done. :yy:
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The Ayes to the right: 19
The Noes to the left: 17
Abstentions: 6

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