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Firms without fish after Sussex storms

17 January 2014 Last updated at 01:24 GMT

Businesses and fishermen have been left short of fish after winter storms stopped the Sussex fishing fleet from going to sea.

Diane Cooper, from Webbe's restaurant in Rock-a-Nore, said if local fish was not available, the business had to reduce its menu or look further afield - Gary Copeland, from RX Fisheries, told BBC reporter Chrissie Reidy his business was having to source other fish and "take a whack" with the profit.

One fisherman, Darren Coglin, said launching his boat in recent stormy weather had bent the tips of the propeller.

Paul Joy, from Hastings Fisherman's Protection Society, said: "If you can't go to sea, you don't earn any money. It's as simple as that."

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