• Short Summary

    NORTH SEA/GRIMSBY, UK/ESBJERG, DENMARK

    More than 100 Danish trawlers set sail on January 4 for coastal waters around the United Kingdom in a bid to flout a European Economic Community (EEC) agreement preventing them from fishing in waters within a 12-mile (19 kilometre) radius around the British mainland.

  • Description

    BBC
    1. Interior Nimrod aircraft flying over sea. PAN TO trawler on sea. (5 SHOTS) 0.29
    2. Grimsby, UK: SV & GV Fish market. (2 SHOTS) 0.47
    3. SV Fish merchant speaking. (SOT) 1.05
    4. GV Trawler in Grimsby harbour. (3 HOSTS) 1.20
    5. SCU Id Hansen speaking. (SOT) 1.36
    Denmark TV
    6. CU PULL BACK TO GV Trawler in Esbjerg Harbour. 1.42
    7. GV Crewman boarding trawler. (2 SHOTS) 1.55
    8. SV Danish trawlerman speaking. (Danish SOT) 2.06
    9. GV Trawler leaving port. 2.14
    TRANSCRIPT: FISH MERCHANT: (SEQ 3) "Well, I consider that Danish fish is very, very important to Grimsby, especially as most of the fish we receive in Grimsby from Danish vessels i stop quality fish, which is always desperately needed on a fish market like Grimsby, and they are continued supplies."
    HANSEN: (SEQ 5) "I think they should just leave us and let us get on with the fishing."
    REPORTER: "Is the quota system right?"
    HANSEN: "No, I don't think that, because if there wasn't fish enough, we couldn't live, and we stop fishing, wouldn't we?"
    InitialsJS/jrs

    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY BBC REPORTER MICHEAL COLE, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NORTH SEA/GRIMSBY, UK/ESBJERG, DENMARK

    More than 100 Danish trawlers set sail on January 4 for coastal waters around the United Kingdom in a bid to flout a European Economic Community (EEC) agreement preventing them from fishing in waters within a 12-mile (19 kilometre) radius around the British mainland. Confrontation loomed, with one Danish trawler skipper, Kent Kirk, who is also a member of the European Parliament, saying he wanted to be arrested by the United Kingdom fisheries protection fleet to test the new ban in the European Court of Justice. But strong winds and heavy seas held the Danish fleet up in the North Sea. Some fish merchants in the British fishing port of Grimsby felt a ban on Danish vessels landing fish might stop a lucrative, high-quality trade between the two countries. Among Danish fishermen upset by the impending conflict, skipper Id Hansen said he thought the EEC quotas were wrong. As the Danish fleet left the North Sea part of Esbjerj, the British government alerted the 22-vessel fishery protection fleet, although the bad weather had delayed the almost-certain showdown on the high seas between the two fleets. Chairman of Denmark's sea fishery association, Mr. Lavrtis Toernaes, said they would fish wherever the fish happened to be. The British say they are justified in imposing the 12-mile coastal limit, but the Danes say there is no multilateral agreement, so they can fish wherever they want.

    Source: BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND RADIO DENMARK

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA60CZZRF51YO1G26V03OM50LLW
    Media URN:
    VLVA60CZZRF51YO1G26V03OM50LLW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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