Save Our Ship: Support Hull's last distant water fishermen on the Kirkella

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The 100-strong crew of the Kirkella fishing trawler face a dark winter in Hull.
One of the last distant water trawlers operating from the UK, the Kirkella is laid up, idle, in her home port as no deal has been reached between the Governments of the UK and Norway over fishing rights to the deep waters.
There she catches and processes the cod and haddock for one in ten of every portion of fish ‘n’ chips in the country.
With an agreement mired in the delays over Brexit, the Kirkella and her dedicated fishermen, cannot sail. Their families face a bleak Christmas and New Year as they anxiously wait for the news which will allow their loved ones to embark on the challenging and dangerous work they do for our communities.
This petition from Hull Live, the Hull Daily Mail and the people of Hull, calls on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the UK Government and the Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice, to urgently do all in their power to secure the future of the Kirkella and the last distant water fishermen in our city.
With no support, or deal with the Norwegian Government, the loss of this fine ship and her crew will be a searing blow in a city with a proud maritime history and once the biggest deep sea fishery on earth.