quota-hopping

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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Larger companies have been known to engage in so-called quota-hopping -- securing the right to catch parts of another country's national quota in European waters by buying licenses from that nation's fishermen.
Following the above anecdotal evidence, we focus on quota-hopping by Chinese exporters during the period of the Multifiber Agreement (MFA) when strict quotas were imposed on Chinese textile and apparel.
During the long drawn-out court battle, lawyers for the Spanish fishermen had argued that the British Government "took a calculated and cynical risk" when it introduced anti quota-hopping legislation.
Mr Blair won good deals for the UK on borders, jobs and defence and paved the way for an end to the fish quota-hopping row with half the Spanish catches to be landed in UK ports.
A classic example is the question of quota-hopping, which is vital to our fishermen.
On January 7 failure to curb foreign "quota-hopping" at the European Fisheries Council will spark another backbench Tory rebellion.
The deal over quota-hopping,which allows foreign trawlers to scoop up Britain's EU quota of catches, could come within weeks, Mr Santer said.
Fisheries commissioner Emma Bonino said:"The European Court has already ruled that quota-hopping is legal and I would expect Britain to continue to abide by the law."
Foreign boats with UK licences already take up part of our quota and Britain has vowed to block the EU cuts until so-called quota-hopping is ended.
"Labour believes no reductions in catches should take place before the issue of quota-hopping has been resolved."
Quota-hopping in UK waters has been a threat to our fishing industry for years, but the Government has done nothing about it.
He demanded Britain pull out of the Common Fisheries Policy unless action was taken to stop quota-hopping.