At a time when the government is pleading with the EU over cod quotas, the UK Independence Party has drawn attention to the fact that French fisherman are allowed to catch more than 10 times as much as British fishermen in the English Channel.
The EU grants France almost 79% of the Total Allowable Catch of Cod in the Channel, while British fishermen are left to fight over a mere 7%.
The crazy rules mean that British fishermen are forced to throw back almost a million tonnes of dead fish, mainly cod, every year.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP said that at the same time as our fish stocks were being massively depleted, the British fishing industry was being savaged, with more than a quarter of British fishermen leaving the industry in the last 10 years.
Mr Farage, who has been a member of the European Parliament fisheries committee for the past seven years, called the situation "an environmental and economic disaster".
Mr Farage said there had been a deafening silence from David Cameron, who not long ago had been talking about leaving the Common Fisheries Policy until it had been gently pointed out to him that this would mean leaving the EU altogether.
"In Genesis, it says that man should have 'dominion over the fish of the sea' but in 2007, it's apparently the European Commission,” Mr Farage added.
Can we leave yet?