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    Fishing industry boss claims Tories do not have ‘credible vision’ for future of sector

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...ure-of-sector/

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    Corbyn and Swinson will put fishing 'in DEEP trouble' – Remainers risk destroying industry

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...-Boris-Johnson

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    Election confirms 31st January Brexit date

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    The general election outcome in the UK practically ensures that Brexit taking place is beyond doubt, with the UK set to leave the European Union on 31st January next year.

    Under the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement, from that date the UK becomes an independent coastal state, although subject to a transition period and the CFP to the end of 2020.

    According to a statement from the NFFO, the UK Government will also be in a position to reintroduce its Fisheries Bill to provide itself with powers to implement its programme on fisheries, including powers to control access over who is permitted to fish in UK waters, and to set its own quotas (accepting that for shared stocks, these will usually be set in co-operation with other coastal states.)

    ‘Early next year, talks will begin between the UK and the EU on a framework fisheries agreement that will determine the shape of cooperation between the UK and EU, after the end of the transition period,’ an NFFO spokesman said.

    ‘A framework agreement could consist of very high-level statements, referencing cooperation on managing shared stocks, broad commitments to sustainable fishing, and compliance with the UN Law of the Sea. It is expected that a framework agreement could be concluded by the end of July. The current framework agreement between EU and Norway, is an obvious template.’

    Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, from the end of the transition period UK and EU fleets will have no automatic right to fish in each other’s waters. Access becomes subject to negotiation, as will quota shares and quota exchanges.

    ‘The UK, in its White Paper, has made clear that some level of access could be granted to EU fleets to fish in UK waters, subject to the satisfactory negotiation of revised quota shares. The EU has made it equally clear that any free trade deal with the UK would be contingent on the status quo on access and quota shares,’ the NFFO states.

    ‘In both the EU and the UK, fishing rights are a matter of high visibility and high political profile. The stakes are therefore very high for all parties as we enter this next phase of negotiations with the EU.’
    The UK fishing industry sees the UK’s departure from the EU as an opportunity to break free from a cumbersome and ineffective management system.

    According to the NFFO, this is a chance to redress the asymmetrical access and quota arrangements which have worked to the UK’s disadvantage for 40 years, while it predicts that the EU will try to hang on to the current arrangements that work so well to its benefit.

    ‘Against this background, the NFFO will be working closely with UK Government to ensure that the commitments it has made on fisheries are delivered in full.’

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    Hands off! Denmark demands access to UK fishing waters after Brexit - ‘IMPORTANT to us!'

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/polit...u-talks-update

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    Cod deal illustrates why ‘leaving the CFP is more urgent now than ever’

    https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2019/12/1...now-than-ever/

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    KFO: Fisheries and trade linkage is critical

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    It’s that time of year again – as the Council of Ministers kicks off in Brussels

    With this year’s Council of Fisheries Ministers taking place this week in Brussels to allocate TACs and quotas for 2020, Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) Seán O’Donoghue has voiced his concern over some of the Commission’s proposals, just as last week’s general election in Britain has made it clear that the UK will be leaving the EU – with inevitable repercussions for Ireland’s fishing industry.

    ‘Brexit will now become a reality,’ Seán O’Donoghue said.

    ‘Along with our European colleagues, we have worked night and day for the last three and a half years to mitigate against the seismic ramifications on our €21billion industry, of this defining moment in modern political history.’
He commented that the Irish fishing industry is worth €1.25 billion and employs more than 14,300 people, mostly in rural, coastal locations.

    ‘Michel Barnier and Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan will play key roles along with our Government, to negotiate the retention of the close linkage between fisheries and the wider trade relationship in order to maintain existing access to fishing waters and existing resource allocations. This linkage is absolutely critical,’ he said.

    The immediate focus is on the Council of Ministers and the EU Commission’s proposed measures for 2020, which include proposals for cod and whiting in the Celtic Sea that KFO has already criticised as being ‘unworkable.’

    ‘These would have dire impacts on a whole range of fisheries in the area with the early closure of these fisheries, should these measures be adopted in their present form. Fishermen cannot countenance these unworkable measures in the Celtic Sea that would lead to early closures of a vast array of sustainable fisheries in the area with the loss of jobs as well as putting the viability of the demersal fleet in jeopardy,’ Seán O’Donoghue warned.

    ‘The Commission’s proposals also contain some significant reductions in a number of key Irish stock such as the 15% reduction in nephrops, 30% reduction in monkfish and 40% reduction in pollack. I question the justification for these reductions both on a scientific basis particularly for monkfish and pollack and also most importantly that the Commission’s proposals take no account of the socio-economic obligations enshrined in the CFP.‘

    He commented that these proposals reflect only sustainability principles, while if the socio-economic obligations are taken into account, the proposed cuts in some of these key stocks would almost be eliminated or significantly reduced.

    ‘I fully expect Minister Creed to take account of these missing factors from the Commission’s proposals during the Council next week,’ he said, adding that the KFO expects, as in previous years, after the usual battles that The Hague Preferences – which see Ireland and the UK getting elevated quotas for a number of key species when reductions are proposed – will be delivered.

    ‘The KFO will be meeting Minister Creed and his advisers in Brussels ahead of the talks beginning and subsequently, on a regular basis during the Fisheries Council negotiations. We will support his endeavours to deliver the best deal possible in terms of sustainable and economically-viable fishing opportunities for Ireland for 2020,’ Seán O’Donoghue said.

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    Shetland’s fishermen lash out at CFP

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    The Shetland Fishermen’s Association has reacted furiously to plans to cut North Sea cod quotas by 50% next year

    Representatives of Shetland’s fishing sector has reacted angrily to the announcement of a 50% cut in catch quotas for North Sea cod next year.

    The agreement reached on Friday between the European Commission and Norwegian negotiators is expected to be formally ratified at the European Council meeting this week.

    ‘This outcome illustrates exactly why every fishing industry in Europe wants to be shot of the Common Fishing Policy,’ said Simon Collins of the Shetland Fishermen’s Association.

    ‘Together with industry representatives from all around the North Sea, including Norway, and working closely with the Scottish government, we had put together a responsible and credible package of measures on cod that would have fully met sustainability objectives as well as the legal constraints bearing on the EU,’ he said.

    ‘The EU’s decision to go instead with a simplistic read-out of a single line from a computer model is staggeringly irresponsible. Fisheries management should be a grown-up discussion around a complex ecosystem, not an infantile read-out from computer modelling that all sides know is desperately flawed.’

    While the UK is expected to leave the CFP on 31st January 2020, the passage of the Withdrawal Agreement through Parliament will effectively keep the UK bound to quotas agreed at this week’s Council meeting until the end of 2020.

    ‘For Shetland’s fishing fleet, leaving the CFP is more urgent now than ever,‘ Simon Collins said.

    ‘Fish stocks in our waters – including cod – are heading the right way, and our coastal and island communities deserve a responsible management regime. It’s about time we got one.’

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    Reality bites for the fishing industry

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-50837190

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    Guy Verhofstadt threatens to derail January 31 Brexit deadline as he calls vote STUPID

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/12...iament-consent

    Please do as it will save us £39Billion and we leave on the 1st of February , now tell the French/German/Dutch/Belgium/Spanish fishermen where they will fish as they won't get into UK waters if you do

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