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    MAPPED: Areas of UK pushing for Brexit no deal as petition HIJACKS May’s Meaningful vote

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...e-petition-map

    https://twitter.com/StandUp4Brexit/s...15455526764546

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    Civil Servant Breaks Ranks to Warn of EU “Triple Lock” in May’s Deal

    https://order-order.com/2019/01/11/c...ock-mays-deal/

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    Frexit? 'SICK and TIRED' French fisherman RAGES at EU red tape – 'BEGS UK to save his job'

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    Delingpole: Deep Throat Insider on Theresa May’s Brexit Deal – ‘It’s a Trap’

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/201...eal-is-a-trap/

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    Preparing UK fishing for no deal

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    Under a no-deal outcome with no transition, new rules for UK seafood exports will apply from 29th March

    As the pressure mounts in Westminster ahead of the crucial Parliamentary vote on Tuesday that is widely expected to reject the Prime Minister’s deal with the European Union, DEFRA and the MMO have published guidelines on the implications of Britain crashing out of the EU without transitional arrangement.

    ‘Delivering the deal negotiated with the EU remains the Government’s top priority,’ an official release states. ‘This has not changed. However, the Government must prepare for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario.’

    The government has stressed that it is working to avoid a no deal, but has all the same begun encouraging preparations that would ensure the continued traffic in seafood once the UK leaves the European Union.

    Under a no deal situation from 29th March onwards fish and seafood products exported to the EU, including fish landed directly to EU ports, would require catch certification. Without an agreement, the UK would become a third country and as such catch certificates would have to be provided when trading with the EU.

    Under these terms, UK exporters will be required to obtain a validated catch certificate to accompany their exports of most fish or fish products into the EU. This excludes some aquaculture products, freshwater fish, some molluscs, fish fry or larvae.

    Importers will also have to submit an import catch certificate to the Port Health Authorities or relevant fisheries authority to be checked before the estimated arrival time into the UK

    Exporters may also need to obtain supporting documents if the fish has been processed or stored in a country other than the flag state

    DEFRA has stated that a new IT system to process and issue export catch certificates, and other supporting documentation, is in development and although no date has been put on when this is expected to be in place, exporters are told that they will receive full instructions on how to register and use the new system before the UK leaves the leave the EU. Import catch certificates will continue to be processed through the current paper-based system.

    In addition to documentation required under regulations relating to IUU fishing, businesses will also need to follow additional steps to comply with health and customs regulations in the event of no deal becoming the case.

    According to DEFRA, to plan ahead for creating a catch certificate, businesses and individuals exporting fish products to the EU will need to know the species, catching vessel’s identity, the catch date and the weight of each consignment.

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    Fisheries Bill heads for Parliament

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    The first piece of primary fisheries legislation in decades is set to pass through Parliament, putting in place legislation that provides fisheries ministers with the powers needed to set quotas and control access to UK fishing grounds as the UK leaves the European Union and the CFP. The Bill now faces scrutiny and possible amendment in the House of Lords before returning to the Commons for a final vote.

    According to the NFFO, despite the febrile, not to say toxic, atmosphere in Westminster, there is something like a cross-party consensus that these powers will be necessary, post-Brexit, as it would be irresponsible to leave a vacuum.

    The Bill also provides wide delegated powers to UK fisheries ministers to amend fisheries law retained from the CFP. Ministers would have delegated powers and secondary legislation to provide for an adaptive and responsive future UK fisheries policy.

    ‘In this too there seems to be a broad cross-party consensus, but with concerns to ensure that there are safeguards to ensure that such discretionary powers are not used in a capricious or perverse way,’ an NFFO spokesman commented.

    ‘Outside these central themes, the Bill is heavily shaped by the devolution settlement. The settlement inarguably makes fisheries management in the UK infinitely more complex and vexed, especially when there are different complexions of government in London and Edinburgh. The main vehicle for cooperation between the devolved administrations – joint fisheries statement – is an untried and untested concept with plenty scope for ambiguity and future conflict.’

    ‘In English fisheries, the Bill provides for powers to auction quota that are novel and likely to be controversial when it comes to implementation. Perhaps less controversially, the Bill provides new ways of mitigating chokes caused by the application of the landing obligation to mixed fisheries,’ the NFFO states, commenting that given the wide recognition that the Bill is a necessary piece of enabling legislation that will allow the UK to manage its fisheries outside the CFP, the main focus of proposed amendments as the Bill passes through the various parliamentary stages, has been on various add-ons sought by MPs.

    ‘These have varied from the useful, to the pointless, to the potentially damaging. There is a danger that poorly thought-through amendments and a tendency to seek to overload primary legislation, could, if allowed, replicate the CFP’s rigidity. The Government, so far, in committee stage has fought off the more potentially damaging of these amendments.’

    Sustainable

    ‘The Government rightly puts sustainable fishing at the heart of the Bill’s objectives and affirms its commitment to manage our fisheries in line with the maximum sustainable yield principle. The arbitrary 2020 MSY deadline has correctly been dropped, mainly because it is unachievable and scientifically illiterate but also because it is an impediment to the practical, sustainable, management of real fisheries. The biomass of individual stocks can slip below MSY for environmental reasons affecting recruitment, and often do,’ the NFFO said, adding that the application of MSY in mixed fisheries often requires trade-offs to secure different but equally important objectives.

    ‘MSY is a valuable aspirational marker but as a legally binding straightjacket, it undermines sustainable fisheries management. As a warning, it should be carefully noted that if the MSY objective had been applied as a rigid, legally-binding, requirement at the Council of Ministers in December, most demersal fisheries in Western Waters would now be closed. It is important therefore that the Fisheries Bill contains realisable objectives and avoids superficially desirable but catastrophically naïve legal requirements.’

    According to the NFFO, which has supported the main purpose of the Bill, provided written and oral evidence to the Bill’s Scrutiny Committee and the Scottish Affairs Committee, and provided comprehensive briefing materials to MPs of all relevant parties, the main danger with the Bill lies not so much with the proposed legislation but with ill-considered add-ons.

    ‘The lesson was well learned with the CFP, that overloading primary legislation delivers a cumbersome and inflexible system, incapable of addressing obvious errors, or dealing with new information, including formal scientific advice. In dealing with dynamic natural resources and a dynamic fishing industry, this rigidity has been disastrous within the CFP,’ the NFFO’s spokesman commented.

    ‘As de facto fisheries managers, the Government has learned this lesson well and foresees an important role for secondary legislation which can be amended relatively rapidly to meet new contingencies. All those concerned with practical implementation, rather than superficial posturing, will support this approach. In granting wide discretionary powers it is important to have necessary counterweights.’
    According to the Federation, Parliamentary scrutiny of secondary legislation will be important but equally, future fisheries policy should be informed by knowledgeable and experienced individuals in the form of an advisory council.

    ‘The Government has not yet accepted this although there seems to be wide cross-party support for something to be put in place.’

    Source: NFFO

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    REVEALED: Theresa May's deal could see UK TIED to EU rules FOR YEARS, boasts Brussels

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10...ries-ECJ-court

    BREXPENSIVE MISTAKE! Brussels boasts to EU27 that Theresa May’s Brexit deal will tie Britain to following EU’s rules for years to come

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit...years-to-come/

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    Troubled waters ahead

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    CNPMEM President Gérard Romiti

    The expected defeat inflicted by the UK Parliament on Theresa May’s government and the deal agreed with the EU hasn’t escaped notice in Europe, and the President of French industry body CNPMEM commented that the vote has taken the situation from sailing in fog to one of steaming through troubled waters.

    According to CNPMEM, the agreed deal allowed for an orderly UK withdrawal from the EU with a transitional period, creating the necessary climate for fisheries and trade agreements to be struck.

    ‘Given the international obligations relating to the management of shared stocks, and the recognition by both the United Kingdom and the European Union of the importance of sustainable management of resources, it is inconceivable that there can be no agreement,’ a CNPMEM spokesman said, commenting that there is no certainty that a deal can be agreed before 29th March and the prospect of a no deal Brexit has come closer.

    ‘Such a ‘no deal’ scenario could have catastrophic effects for French and European fisheries. Like the European Coalition to which we belong, the European Fisheries Alliance, we can only take note of the fact that we have just taken a step further towards this scenario. If until now we had been sailing in fog, now we are now sailing in troubled waters,’ said CNPMEM President Gérard Romiti.

    He commented that CNPMEM, as well as its European counterparts, will closely follow the British political situation as it develops, while taking great care that the European Union continues to defend firmly the acquis communautaire, adding that the trust of Europeans in European institutions is at stake.

    ‘I call on the European Commission and our government to take all necessary actions and steps to anticipate the potential and multiple impacts on our fleets, our communities and the sustainability of fisheries resources, that would result from a UK exit without an agreement on 29th March,’ Gérard Romiti said.

    Source: CNPMEM

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    Massive Cheer For No Deal From Question Time Audience

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    EUFA: Hard Brexit concerns

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    EUFA sees the rejection of May's deal as a backward step that brings a Hard Brexit closer

    The European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) has taken note of yesterday’s vote in the House of Commons and states that while a managed exit and a mutually beneficial fisheries and trade agreement remain EUFA’s objective, the vote is a backwards step, although not an unexpected one – and the ensuing political uncertainty are of concern to the European fishing industry.

    According to EUFA, while the vote brings a hard Brexit into sharp focus, it still sees that there is a majority in the UK Parliament against a no-deal situation and EUFA therefore calls on all parties to avoid such a scenario.

    ‘Despite UK Parliament’s clear rejection of the Brexit agreement proposed by PM Theresa May we believe strongly in a negotiated deal between the UK and EU-27 that fully reflects the fisheries elements in both the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration,’ said EUFA Chairman Gerard van Balsfoort.

    ‘We stand ready to do our part and to contribute to such a negotiated deal. The relationship with our UK colleagues has always been grounded in reciprocity, understanding and reasoned discussion and we are confident that this will continue after Brexit.’

    He commented that fish, by its nature is a shared, finite and fragile natural resource.

    ‘We are convinced that our British colleagues, as well as the UK and EU leaders share our aim to preserve sustainable fish stocks and the long-term viability of the industry as a whole. Many local communities across the UK and EU are highly dependent on fisheries and securing their future should be the shared goals of decision makers on both sides of the negotiation table.’

    EUFA’s chairman added that a no-deal situation will have grave effects on the seafood industry in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. The European Fisheries Alliance is asking the European Commission and the Member States to prepare adequately for all scenarios, including putting a suite of mitigation measures in place in the event of a hard Brexit, aimed at protecting fleets, fishing communities and the value chain.

    He commented further that EUFA hopes that following the rejection of the Brexit deal by the UK Parliament both sides are able and willing to turn their attention to developing and agreeing on a future and comprehensive bilateral fisheries and trade agreement on the basis of the agreement reached between EU and UK negotiators in November 2018.

    ‘A mutually beneficial trade and fisheries agreement in the context of the overall economic partnership between the EU and the UK remains our key outcome,’ Gerard van Balsfoort said.

    ‘However, in light of the grave consequences of a no-deal exit of the UK we call upon the European Commission and the Member States to prepare mitigating measures to protect EU fishermen and their communities.’

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