The ScraptheApp campaign updated supporters on the High Court challenge being brought by Plymouth fisherman Brian Tapper and his legal team

The ScraptheApp campaign have updated supporters on the High Court challenge being brought by Plymouth fisherman Brian Tapper and his legal team

The Scrap the App campaign, have posted on their Crowd Funding page today, updating supporters on the legal challenge being brought with the help of Plymouth Fishermen Brian Tapper and his legal team.

They said:

“On Wednesday 9th March, solicitor Andrew Oliver, partner at Andrew Jackson, Hull filed the Judicial Review with the High Court. The Court issued the papers for Case CO/838/2022 and they were served on the MMO the same day. In his service of Court papers to the MMO, Andrew once again expressed the claimant’s deep desire for the MMO to pause enforcement action, and come to the table to resolve all the issues. Time will tell if the MMO decides to do this, or continue to force small-scale fishermen to spend more money and effort on solicitors and counsel services. But we must continue to prepare to fight this case robustly.

“Thank you to all that have donated so far, from individual £5 to £1000 from fishermen’s associations, it all is greatly received and much-needed support to go forward. It is difficult to reach all c.2200 small-scale Engish fishermen and their local associations, so please consider putting it on social media, sharing it with your network, association, and also family, and friends. This is the first challenge, but there must be more, to deal with iVMS, new MCA inspections, and the continued and overwhelming new burdens being forced on the small-scale fleet that is causing so much stress and pain. But this can only be done if the fleet comes together and supports it. We know times are exceptionally hard, but please, share, support, and do what you can to help. Thank you.”

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