The fish has decided to change its habitat and has moved its migration route outside EU territorial waters to the North and the West, causing chaos to the Common Fisheries Policy.
Maybe the symbol for EU independence movements in Ireland and elsewhere should become that of the most independent-minded of fish – the mackerel. Ukippers should certainly find that idea appealing.
The problem centers on a valuable food fish that has suddenly changed its habits. For reasons not completely understood by scientists but thought to involve temperature and climate, the Atlantic mackerel has begun stretching its migration route farther north and west in just the last few years, entering the territorial waters of Iceland in spring and summer to fatten up and providing a bonanza to Icelandic fishermen.
(!!!!!please read between the lines here!!!!),
…..in which quotas are divided mainly between Norway, the Faroe Islands and the European Union nations of Ireland, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Excuse me. Iceland is an independent country, and is entitled to fish her own waters, which is a hard concept for the OWG New York Times to understand, I appreciate. They think the EU actually owns the fish, as they do the Irish people.