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Cromarty Firth Fishing Boat Blockade

Cromarty Firth Fishing Boat Blockade

Date Added: 01 January 2003 Contributor: Alison Dunn Year: 1975 Picture No: 60

In 1975 there was a blockade of the Cromarty Firth during a fishing dispute. Please add details if you know what caused this.

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I think the year should be 1975. From the 31st March to the 3rd April the Scottish Fishing Fleet Blockaded all the major Fishing and Industrial ports of Scotland in protest at cheap imports of frozen white fish, which were depressing quayside sale prices. It was lifted after the UK Government gave some assurances that imports would be "regulated"
Comment left on 21 December 2003 by Calum Davidson
Thanks Calum, date changed. Comment left on 26 April 2004 at 11:26 by Garve Scott-Lodge
Aberdeen Press and Journal - Monday 31 March 1975

Inshore fleet set sail for big blockade

With no sign of an 11th-hour intervention by the government, the blockade of Britain’s ports by the inshore fishing feet was given the go-ahead last night...

In Scotland, the West Coast, the Clyde, Cromarty Firth, Argyll, the North-east and the Firth of Forth will be affected.
Comment left on 16 January 2022 by Christina Perera
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