Four days left to donate to the ScraptheApp Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds to challenge to the MMO’s ‘CatchApp’
The ScraptheApp Group have issued an update on their campaign to raise funds for their High Court challenge to the Marine Management Organisation’s ‘CatchApp’.
On March 09, the group filed a case for Judicial Review on behalf of Plymouth fisherman Brian Tapper through Anrew Oliver, partner at Andrew Jackson Solicitors in Hull. The Court issued the papers for Case CO/838/2022 and they were served on the MMO the same day.
In a press release today the Group said:
“Thank you so much for the help and support thus far. With just 4 days to go on the crowd funder can you please help us reach our goal of £10k or even break it by sharing on social media and with friends, family, and your wider community.
When the fund closes the total amount will be transferred to Andrew Jacksons’ client account to settle all invoices so far and hold the balance for the next stages. We will publish a full accounting of this within the next 2 weeks.
The MMO has now filed its response to the Judicial Review with the Court. Sadly, they have not agreed to ADR (alternative dispute resolution) to try and resolve the issues outside of a court process and so we must now prepare for the next stages.
The Judge will now consider all the papers filed by both sides and either grant permission for our claim to proceed, refuse permission or require an oral hearing to decide if he should grant permission. We do not know when this will happen but will share the result when we have it.
If we are granted permission the Judge is likely to set procedures and processes leading up to the main hearing and we will have 7 days in which to decide to proceed further or not. We will of course let everyone know as soon as we have the court ruling.
Once again, to all the individual fishermen and supporters, and the fishing associations thank you so much for your support, from the £5 to the £1000 donations, they all matter and have helped us to be able to stand up and challenge Government in a way the small-scale fleet as not before. #ScrapTheApp Brian Tapper.”