There is no conflict between producing the food we need and caring for our environment. Derek is pressing Government to back fishing and farming further with good legislation and access labour, funds and fair markets. Derek actively supports efforts to secure funds to improve the sustainability of fishing and farming and protecting and enhancing our natural environment.
Derek has spoken up for a National Food Strategy, which will ensure nutritious, locally-grown food for everyone in the United Kingdom. Improving the nation’s diet will be a partnership between producers and consumers, and Derek spoke about Cornwall’s food producers and farmers.
Just a few short months away from daffodil-picking time and the Home Secretary has still not confirmed that the Seasonal Agriculture Workers Scheme (SAWS) will be extended to include daffodils and other ornamentals.
West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas says that local fishermen will benefit from an historic new fisheries agreement signed with Norway – the UK’s first since leaving the EU and first as an independent coastal state in 40 years.