A GROUP hoping to ensure that Brexit goes through while protecting British fishing is organising a blockade of the Pembroke Dock Ferry Terminal.

Two Pembrokeshire groups, Protest for Fishing Rights and Pembrokeshire for Brexit have come together to organise the Saturday, March 23, protest.

Rhys Wonnacott from Protest for Fishing Rights said: “We want to have a clean break which will mean that EU boats won’t be given British quota,” he said. “At the moment the EU has three times more quota than us yet we fish the same ground.

“I got involved with the protest side of things so we would get treated fairly and that there would be an industry for years to come.”

The plan is for the protestors to meet in the large carpark by McDonald’s and B&M in Pembroke Dock at 11.40am before marching down past Asda towards the ferry terminal.

Protestors are being asked only to block lorries leaving the car park, but not to block the public coming or going.

Protestors are also asked to wear yellow vests and bring union flags.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said they were aware of the protests.

“We are aware of a planned protest and we will always seek to facilitate the right to peaceful protest, balancing the right to protest with disruption to local communities. We work with protest organisers to achieve this,” the spokesman said.

A spokesperson for the Port of Milford Haven said: “We are responsible for the safe navigation and loading / unloading of the ferry. We are not involved in the onward journey of freight traffic once they leave the secure area of the ferry terminal. However, we are aware of the proposed action to prevent lorries from leaving Pembroke Dock.”