Greenpeace and in-shore fishermen in court for fishing quota case

02 May 2013 | by Caroline Sweeney

Kassie Smith QC and Elizabeth Kelsey are appearing in court for Greenpeace and the National Under Ten Fishermen’s Association (NUTFA), an association of small boat in-shore fishermen, in a case concerning the Government’s allocation of fishing quota. Greenpeace and NUTFA are supporting the Government’s decision to reallocate a small amount of quota from the over 10 metres fishing fleet to the under ten metres fleet.  The case is to be heard over three days in the High Court.  It raises issues of EU law, legitimate expectation as a matter of domestic public law and arguments under the ECHR.

The case has been featured in the following press articles:

BBC News

ITV News

Channel 4 News