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    UK fishing organisations show united front on Brexit

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/uk-f...ront-on-brexit

    Fishermen’s organisations and Producers Organisations from all parts of the UK held a meeting in Manchester to take stock of the state of the ongoing EU exit negotiations, and to agree a broad front to hold the UK government to account on its commitments to the fishing industry.

    ‘The Prime Minister and her ministers have been very clear that when the UK leaves the EU, under international law, the UK will hold the legal status of an independent coastal state,’ a spokesman for the group stated.

    ‘That means that following the transition period, the UK will no longer be subject to the Common Fisheries Policy and will be able to negotiate bilateral agreements with those countries with which it shares fish stocks. Equally, the EU has made it clear that they will fight very hard, using a trade deal as leverage, to maintain the status quo on access to UK waters and quota shares and are preparing to use a trade deal as leverage.’

    The group states that they are unanimous in their determination that fishing should not be sacrificed to other national priorities as it was in 1973, that there should be an end to what is seen as an asymmetric and exploitative relationship through which EU vessels catch four times as much (in value terms) from UK waters as UK vessels catch in EU waters, and to maintain unimpeded trade in all UK fisheries products as something that supports the economic models of businesses throughout the whole of the supply chain, within the UK but also the EU.

    ‘In many respects, fishing is a litmus test for Brexit. People well beyond the confines of the fishing industry are aware of how badly our industry has been treated and will be looking closely at the final deal presented to Parliament for a meaningful vote,’ the spokesman said, commenting that a betrayal would be heavily punished politically.

    ‘For these reasons we will be campaigning in the coming months to reinforce the key message that there must be no repeat of 1973; no repeat of the sell-out that has denied us the benefits of an independent coastal state for 40 years.’

    This position is supported by Aberdeen Fish Producers Organisation, Anglo-North Irish Fish Producers Organisation, Anglo-Scottish Fish Producers Organisation, Clyde Fishermen’s Association, Coastal Producers Organisation, Cornish Fish Producers Organisation, Eastern England Fish Producers Organisation, The Fish Producers Organisation, Fife Fish Producers Organisation, Interfish Producers Organisation, Isle of Man Fish Producers Organisation, Klondyke Fish Producers Organisation, Lowestoft Fish Producers Organisation, Lunar Fish Producers Organisation, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, New Under 10m Fishermen’s Association, North-East of Scotland Fishermen’s Organisation, Northern Producers Organisation, Northern Ireland Fish Producers Organisation, North Sea Fish Producers Organisation, North Atlantic Fish Producers Organisation, Orkney Fish Producers Organisation, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation, Shetland Fish Producers Organisation, South-West Fish Producers Organisation, Wales and West Coast Fish Producers Organisation, Welsh Fishermen’s Association, West of Scotland Fish Producers Organisation and Western Isles Fishermen’s Association.

    Source: NFFO

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    SFF and NFFO push together for best Brexit deal

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/sff-...st-brexit-deal

    The two main UK fishing industry federations have underlined their joint position, working together to secure the best possible deal from the EU withdrawal negotiations.

    ‘As the Prime Minister has made crystal clear, at the conclusion of the transition period in December 2020, the UK will have the legal status, under international law, of an independent coastal state; with rights and responsibilities to manage the fisheries under its jurisdiction within the UK exclusive economic zone,’ state NFFO chief executive Barrie Deas and SFF chief executive Bertie Armstrong.

    ‘Regarding responsibilities, the UK will continue to manage its fisheries responsibly and sustainably, including joint management of stocks that are shared with other countries. But it is equally important that that the UK’s ability to operate as a legally-constituted independent coastal state is not compromised by any concessions agreed as part of the Brexit deal.’

    The two federations dismiss as absurd the EU negotiators’ determination to link a free trade deal to access to fishing in UK waters and quota shares, commenting that this is an attempt to maintain the current unbalanced arrangement

    ‘Acceptance of such an unprecedented and unprincipled link by UK negotiators would be regarded by the entire UK fishing industry as a gross betrayal and have grave electoral consequences. Future decisions on total allowable catches, quota shares and access arrangements should be made in the normal way in which coastal states work together – i.e. via annual bilateral fisheries agreements,’ they state.

    The federations emphasise that supply chains within the UK and the EU are best served by free, unimpeded trade.

    ‘The whole UK fishing industry and its many friends among the general public and in the world of politics, will measure the Government’s negotiating achievements against three criteria,’ the NFFO and SFF comment, listing these as actual as well as legal authority over all fishing activities within the UK EEZ, fisheries management decisions on shared stocks being made through annual bilateral agreements, and free and frictionless trade in fish and fisheries products.

    Source: NFFO, SFF

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    UK government 'could retain fisheries negotiations veto'

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...itics-44003366

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    'We can't let it happen' British Fishermen warn EU will try to EXTEND control of UK waters

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/95...on-Theresa-May

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    The new fisheries policy that wasn’t

    http://neweconomics.org/2018/05/new-...-policy-wasnt/

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    No Brexit trade deal 'will up fish and chip shop prices'

    https://news.sky.com/story/no-brexit...rices-11370479

    Remoaner nonsense about fish yet again....

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    SNP would shackle Scottish fishermen to the EU forever, says David Duguid

    https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp...-david-duguid/

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    Another PRO-EU anti-Brexit fishing story by Politico.eu

    Fishy Brexit dilemma: Want out of EU but need the market

    https://www.politico.eu/article/brex...dustry-divide/

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    UK may block Republic’s fishing vessels: minister

    https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/uk...ster-1-8500871

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    The immigration crackdown threatening UK's fishing industry


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