quota-hopping

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quota-hopping

n
(Fishing) (in the EU) the practice of obtaining the right to catch a part of a country's national quota for fish in European waters by buying licences from its fishermen
ˈquota-ˌhopper n
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The majority of quota-hoppers are Spanish boats and Spain may launch a legal challenge to the measures.
Tom Hay, of the Fishermens' Association said: "They cannot sort out the the quota-hoppers, it's too late and they are helpless, the Government will cave in like they did over BSE.
And he virtually clinched an agreement forcing Spanish quota-hoppers to land half their fish on British quaysides.