The DFQC has said that the outcome of this year’s EU Fisheries Council in Brussels represents a ‘mixed bag ‘ for Cornish fishermen as some quotas were increased for 2016 while some others were reduced.

“While there were some long overdue increases in quotas for stocks like hake that are at their highest stock abundance in a generation, we are disappointed that this approach was not followed consistently” said company director and CFPO, CEO, Paul Trebilcock.

Measures to conserve bass stocks were also agreed.