Spain has politicised fishing issue, say 96%
|As many as 96% of respondents to a Panorama Online Poll take the view that Spain has politicised the fishing issue.
To the question 'Has fishing been politicised by Spain?', 96% said yes; and 4% said No. Everyone was quite clear on what they thought and there were no Don't Knows.
Comments were allowed,and it is clear there are very strong feelings.
COMMENTS FROM SOME PARTICIPANTS
*Spanish incursions to be stopped once for all by the RN.
*Bullying Gib! Spain should be ashamed! Such a big country having a go at 30,000 people! Smokescreen for their own financial problems.No gratitude after our economy feeds so many families in Spain. UK Government not helping Gib at all!
*The Spanish fishermen operating out of Algeciras are using nets with very small mesh. The EU ought to levy heavy fines on them.
*Govt- please project an even bigger Union Jack on the Rock face this coming National Day.
*Politics or no politics, conservation is benefiting here. The whole world should ban the Spanish. They are far too greedy.
*Yes the Spanish do. They are overfishing everywhere to the point where they are destroying important foodchains. They have overfished certain species of tuna which at one time passed through the strait. Their methods of fishing are wrong and inhuman. In fact, their methods of everything are questionable, including pollution, "sports", and conservation. Mind you, if the king is going around shooting elephants, what can you expect from his people.
*Fishing has been politicised by both the Spanish and the Gibraltarians - nobody really thinks it's about the fish, do they?
*The waters issue should be taken to the international courts - it's time to call the Spaniards' bluff.
*The Spanish are making things worse for themselves by encouraging Gibraltarians not to spend in Spain. They are LOSING even more than before.
*Why have the spans no fish? Why is the world allowing the spans to suck all the fish out of our oceans? Where is all the money from all this fishing. Ban the spans.
*A good idea is to also fine gib boats illegally using creels (many of which are taken with the tide, with trapped seafood in), multi hooked lines (greed), and diving for any type of seafood. Protected area means no fishing at all. Right?
*Don't give them an inch. Laws do not apply to Gibraltarians alone, but everyone...
*No talks on fishing till the Guardia Civil stops invading our waters.
*Sure, they won the football but it's not forever and it's only a game! Gibraltar will be British forever, no messin'.
*Spain is trying to distract attention from 26% unemployment and 50% youth unemployment.Look at the rise of Fascism ahead of the second world war as a parallel.
*The navy are chicken.
*Shame on all those you support the Spanish National Football Team.Their players are as Spanish as the Guardia Civiles who are putting the lives at risk of our Police and Customs who are protecting our BGTW.Shame on you!You are not fit to be called Gibraltarians.You are just as Spanish as their players and the Guardia Civil para-military forces!
*If we left the Spaniards to their own devices, free to do as they will, they would suck the whole world in its entirety dry. Imagine Gib under Sloppy rule.
*They [the fishermen] don't deserve a thought with their bad attitudes, they need to be ignored. If our CM doesn't want to give a "grain of sand, a drop of water or a breath of air", - then DON'T!!!
*Looking forward to spending ££££££££ this Xmas...instead of in Spain. They don't deserve it. Better prices here.
*If Spain still aren't able to manage themselves, their debt, their economy, their future, their anger, how can they be trusted, or taught, or helped. For them to want another country or its coastline is quite simply a laughing matter, impracticable, inconceivable, illogical.
*The spans are ecologically imbalanced. They are a disease and a threat to our world! THEY are the ones who need eradicating!
*Why don`t they defy their own bans on fishing if they have to feed their families.
*After the Spaniards shooting on our people in our waters if I were Picardo I would get those Spanish police arrested and imprisoned.
A new Poll is now on