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    UK enshrines fisheries in law

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    The UK Fisheries Bill is presented to Parliament today

    The UK is introducing into Parliament today legislation designed to create powers for the UK to operate as an independent coastal state and manage its fish stocks sustainably outside the EU.

    The introduction of the Fisheries Bill delivers a legal guarantee the UK will leave the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) at the end of the Transition Period, in December 2020. This will end the right of EU-flagged vessels to fish in British waters.

    In addition to powers to implement new deals negotiated with the EU and other coastal states, set quotas, fishing opportunities and days at sea, the Bill includes new measures for Devolved Governments and a single set of UK-wide fisheries objectives to ensure that fish stocks, and the marine environment, are better protected.


    Fisheries Minister George Eustice

    It also incorporates changes to funding rules that will enable the UK Government to provide financial support, replacing the EU European Maritime and Fisheries Fund, such as for training and port improvements.

    ‘The Fisheries Bill gives us the powers to implement our own independent fisheries policy, improve our marine habitats and make decisions based on the health of our fish stocks not vested interests,’ said Fisheries Minister George Eustice.

    ‘For many people in coastal communities, taking back control and leaving the Common Fisheries Policy is at the heart of getting Brexit done, and this Bill delivers for the environment, fishermen and the Union.’

    A new legal requirement for all fish stocks to be fished at sustainable levels is at the heart of the Bill, designed to deliver on the Government’s manifesto commitment to ensure there will be sustainability plans for each fish stock.

    The Bill includes powers to ensure fisheries management decisions are taken strategically, for the benefit of the whole marine environment. Fisheries management plans will be will be tailored to the UK’s mixed fisheries.

    The UK’s plans will also recognise that many stocks are shared, and for these, negotiation with other coastal states is crucial as sustainable catches cannot be achieved through UK action alone.

    ‘The central purpose of the Bill is to give UK Ministers powers to manage UK fisheries after we leave the Common Fisheries Policy,’ commented NFFO chief executive Barrie Deas. ‘We very much welcome that.’

    The Bill boosts the Government’s flagship Blue Belt programme by ensuring the Marine Management Organisation has the powers it needs to provide advice and assistance on sustainable fisheries, marine planning, licensing and conservation overseas.

    New provisions in the Bill mean the UK will take into account climate change impacts on its fisheries, with a new objective to move towards climate-smart fishing in UK waters.

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    Sustainable fisheries enshrined in law as UK leaves the EU

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/s...-leaves-the-eu

    Scottish Tory leader hopeful promises ‘sea of opportunity’ for north-east fishing industry

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...hing-industry/

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    ‘Worst fears’ of Irish fishermen confirmed

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    Irish fishermen rely on UK waters for a substantial proportion of nephrops and mackerel catches

    The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its bemusement at the UK Fisheries Bill published today. This proposes denying Irish fishermen automatic access to UK waters, and would have catastrophic ramifications for the Irish fishing industry, while KFO CEO Seán O’Donoghue described the bill as a ‘a poor man’s Trojan horse’ in the greater scheme of EU/UK negotiations.

    He commented that the KFO remains optimistic that the linkage between trade and fisheries as set out in the EU’s Political Declaration will be not merely endorsed but strengthened.


    Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation CEO Seán O’Donoghue has described the UK Fisheries Bill as a ‘a poor man’s Trojan horse’ in the greater scheme of EU/UK negotiations

    ‘I cannot over-emphasise how important it is that the work invested in the political declaration by Michel Barnier, Phil Hogan and others is fully supported by the EU27. This UK bill is little more than posturing and its timing is hardly a surprise, but the real negotiations are entering an absolutely crucial phase,’ he said.

    ‘The UK bill will be null and void once the EU27 remain united and retain the linkage between fisheries and trade. The political declaration by the EU and UK on the next round of Brexit negotiations sets July 1st as the target date for agreeing a new fisheries deal between the EU and UK.’

    Seán O’Donoghue reiterated his assertion that the one industry which is completely and uniquely exposed to anything other than an orderly transition, is the Irish fisheries sector.

    He pointed out that last year, Ireland’s seafood industry was valued at €1.25 billion, employing more than 14,300 people with this economic footprint predominantly in rural, coastal locations, and commented that a no-deal Brexit would be the death knell for many coastal fishing communities, with projected job losses of between 30% and 40% in the Irish industry.

    Currently, almost a third of Irish catch is caught in UK waters and up to 60% of mackerel and 40% of nephrops currently caught will suddenly and literally, be beyond the reach of Irish fishermen.

    ‘We have done and will continue to do everything in our power to fight for the future viability of Irish fisheries and that means being a part of overall trade negotiations,’ Seán O’Donoghue said.

    ‘The stakes have never been higher and we will not be found wanting in fighting our corner and not allowing Brexit be the death knell for our proud industry.’

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    Brexit: Breton fishermen fear a “cataclysm”

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    Incredible Level of Support Across Parliament

    http://nffo.org.uk/news/incredible-l...arliament.html

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    Fishing: A Red Line Issue

    http://nffo.org.uk/news/fishing-a-red-line-issue.html

    Fishing will be a 'red line' in Brexit negotiations

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51319257

    Brexit Day: Michael Gove sets firm line on future trade deal with EU

    https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-da...th-eu-11922298

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    MP calls for Scottish Government to 'get behind' fishing as UK bill is launched

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    NFFO : What would a good deal on fishing look like?

    http://nffo.org.uk/news/what-would-a...look-like.html

    UK and EU on collision course over trade deal demands

    "He insisted there was "no need" to abide by Brussels' rules and insisted British fishing grounds are "first and foremost" for UK boats."

    https://news.sky.com/story/uk-and-eu...snt-sf-twitter

    SPFA : Brexit Information – The Sea of Opportunity

    https://scottishpelagic.co.uk/brexit-information/

    Michel Barnier lays out EU terms for fishing deal with UK

    https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/...shing-deal-uk/

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    Red lines on EU-UK fisheries negotiations

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    Fisheries are set to be central to negotiations between the EU and the UK

    According to the NFFO, which represents much of the UK fishing industry, in many respects fishing is seen as a litmus test for Brexit and all the signs are that the UK will take a robust stance.

    ‘The Government’s confirmation that fishing is one of its five top objectives provides confidence that things will be different for fishing this time around,’ an NFFO spokesman said, commenting that the expectation is that the fisheries experts within government, within DEFRA, will negotiate on fisheries, while the overall negotiations will be co-ordinated by 10 Downing Street and the Cabinet Office.

    ‘The EU has made its position clear. Any overall deal will be contingent on the UK agreeing to the status quo on access and quota shares. President Macron has said that a 25-year deal, essentially tying the UK back into something close to the CFP is the price of a free trade deal,’ the NFFO states.

    ‘The UK has been equally clear. Both sides need a trade deal but as an independent coastal state, the UK will grant access for non-UK vessels to fish, only on negotiated terms. And those terms will include addressing the quota shares which currently leaves the UK with only around 40% of the fish caught in its own waters.’

    The NFFO states that its role is straightforward – to hold the Government to account in delivering the promises and commitments it has made on fisheries.

    ‘Those coastal communities which have atrophied as a direct result of political decisions made, in the lead up to the UK’s entry to the EEC, have a legitimate expectation that their fortunes will change,’ the federation’s spokesman said.

    The fifth parliamentary event held in two years took place last week, aiming to underscore the position of the NFFO and Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and their key messages.
‘Leaving the EU provides the opportunity to redress that balance, as the UK will become an independent coastal state. with the rights and responsibilities associated with that status,’ the NFFO states.
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    There are high expectations that a new deal will be delivered on fisheries that will lay the foundations for a vibrant and sustainable future. All eyes are on the Government to deliver and our expectation is that the 31st January – will mark the beginnings of that seismic shift for the better.’

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    Why Dutch fishermen want to continue working in British waters under any new Brexit trade agreement

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    EUFA looks to post-Brexit future for fishing

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    EUFA’s position is that the future EU-UK relationship should be based on a set of core principles

    A new chapter in the EU-UK relations begins as the UK leaves the European Union and the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) believes that it is time to look ahead.

    ‘Brexit is undoubtably an uncertain moment for European fishermen, their businesses and their communities,’ said EUFA Chairman Gerard van Balsfoort.

    ‘It is now time to look ahead, acknowledge our mutual interdependence and end this uncertainty. We need to build a new, long-term common framework for sustainable fisheries management. One that preserves the existing distribution of fishing opportunities and upholds mutual access to waters and markets.’

    He commented that the upcoming negotiations will provide an opportunity to build a new, strong and long-term joint framework for sustainable fisheries management that benefits both EU and UK fishing fleets and fishing communities across the continent.


    ‘The timeframe to negotiate the future relationship between the EU and the UK is ambitious,’ said EUFA chairman Gerard van Balsfoort. Image: EUFA

    As the UK leaves the EU Common Fisheries Policy by the end of 2020, he stressed that there are many centuries of shared use of the seas by fishermen, of which the last four decades have been in close collaboration under a joint management system.

    ‘The timeframe to negotiate the future relationship between the EU and the UK is ambitious. However, we are confident that if we build constructively on the existing rules and consider fisheries in its wider context of the upcoming economic partnership, we can achieve a new agreement that does justice to the complex reality on the ground,’ he said.

    EUFA is setting out its vision of the future in a position paper, entitled Building a sustainable, strong and mutually beneficial joint fisheries management post-Brexit.

    EUFA’s position is that the future relationship should be based on four core principles: building the fisheries framework in the context of the wider EU-UK economic and trade relationship, maintaining the current allocation of fishing opportunities for the benefits of EU and UK fleets, maintaining mutual access to waters as well as the continuation of sound, long-term fisheries management for our shared stocks.

    ‘We are grateful that Michel Barnier and the EU Member States have recognised the challenge inherent to our sector,’ Gerard van Balsfoort said.

    ‘Both the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration are a good basis for the upcoming talks. We now have an opportunity to turn political commitments into a concrete, long-term and mutually beneficial fisheries management framework in the context of the overall economic and trade partnership.’

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    Guernsey-France fishing dispute caused by Brexit confusion

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-eur...rnsey-51364513

    French fishermen face DISASTROUS 'shortfall' if blocked from post-Brexit British waters

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...-latest-update

    Brexit trade tensions rise as UK ‘hires more patrol boats’ to keep out EU fishing fleet ahead of showdown over access to British waters

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ing-fleet.html

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