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    Brexit fishing PROTEST: Farage joins furious fishermens' tirade against fisheries GIVEAWAY

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/93...mes-UK-EU-deal

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    Mogg and 13 Other MPs Write to May Declaring Transition Deal “Completely Unacceptable"

    https://order-order.com/2018/03/21/m...-unacceptable/

    As Tory MPs Ross Thomson and Craig Mackinlay prepare to fling these two buckets of fish into the Thames outside parliament shortly, 14 MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg have written to the Prime Minister to declare the transition deal on fishing “completely unacceptable”. Read below…

    Dear Prime Minister,

    For the UK’s fishing industry, joining the EEC was a calamity. The resultant decline in the industry accelerated the economic and social decline in coastal communities and was disastrous for conservation and the marine environment. This cannot be compounded by compromise, as the UK leaves the EU.

    Over the period of our membership, the UK catch declined from over 1.1 million tonnes a year to 700,000. Under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), EU vessels now catch 650,000 tons of fish in UK waters while UK vessels catch only 90,000 tons in non-UK EU waters in return. As a result, the UK is a net importer of fish each year, with a fish deficit of 300,000 tonnes. This bleak picture however underplays the decline in the UK fishing fleet as many of the UK vessels are under foreign economic ownership and land their fish abroad – only 446,000 tones was actually landed in the UK.

    This is economic madness for the UK. It is also an injustice, which many who voted Leave expect to see remedied when the UK leaves the EU, particularly in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, whose coastal waters contain such a high proportion of the UK’s fishing resources.

    It is understandable that our EU partners will seek to keep the current system that so unfairly disadvantages the UK. The EU Council Draft Guidance for 22 March stated the EU’s wish to maintain “existing reciprocal access to fishing waters and resources”. The Commission’s draft Withdrawal Agreement envisages that the UK will remain in the CFP during the implementation period but with no say over EU policy or annual quotas. The effect of ending discards during this period without compensating measures will be a further disaster for the UK’s already shattered fishing fleet, particularly for the inshore fleet, further eroding prosperity in vulnerable coastal communities. These demands are completely unacceptable and would be rejected by the House of Commons.

    For the UK fishing industry and UK coastal communities, leaving the EU presents an unparalleled opportunity. A future UK Fisheries Policy (UKFP) must: prioritise conservation and the environment; restore the right for UK vessels to catch and land UK fish; implement new and far more sophisticated fisheries management, so that this important and valuable resource can be recovered and focus economic development in some of our most remote and overlooked coastal communities.

    By taking back control of our resources we have an opportunity to nearly double the size of our fishing industry to the great benefit of the UK’s coastal communities including important fisheries in Northern Ireland and Scotland. The Scottish Fishing Federation, for instance, estimates this could be worth £2.7bn and 30,000 jobs. Free to control our own fisheries we could help rebuild the economically and culturally valuable inshore fishing fleet.

    The UK should have complete control of all fishing activity within our Exclusive Economic Zone. Like other North Atlantic maritime states and depending on state of the marine environment and fish stocks, we should negotiate reciprocal access to non-UK vessels. But any access granted must be temporary and without future obligation. Foreign vessels granted licences to catch fish in UK waters after 29 March 2018 must comply with UKFP regulation and inspection, enforceable under UK law. They must also land their fish at UK ports for processing and onward sale.

    In order to address these challenges and to make the most of the opportunities for UK fishing as we leave the EU, the following measures are necessary. At the forthcoming EU Council, the UK should indicate:

    · Our intention to take back control of our 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone as permitted under Article 61 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

    · UK national fisheries resources are not negotiable.

    · Leaving the European Union means setting our own fisheries policy from 29 March 2019. The UK will not remain party to the CFP during the proposed implementation period.

    It is understandable that our EU neighbours will attempt to frustrate our desire to control our fisheries and will seek to add it to the negotiations. It is therefore important that all UK politicians support the UK negotiating team and you as Prime Minister as you deliver on the referendum vote.

    Taking back control of the UK’s fisheries resources to be managed for the common good of all of the United Kingdom’s coastal communities has the potential to show how the UK government can deliver for all parts of our nation that have often been overlooked. A UK fishing policy delivering for Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland will have great benefits for our Union in stark contrast to that of the failed EU CFP.

    Rather than seek to continue with the failed CFP, we should start the work of revitalising all our coastal communities throughout the UK by championing a truly independent UK fishing policy.

    Yours sincerely

    Ross Thompson MP,
    and the following representatives of coastal communities:
    Sir David Amess MP
    Sir Henry Bellingham MP
    Colin Clark MP
    Steve Double MP
    Richard Drax MP
    Alister Jack MP
    Bernard Jenkin MP
    Craig Mackinlay MP
    Sheryl Murray MP
    Derek Thomas MP
    Martin Vickers MP
    Rt. Hon. Sammy Wilson MP
    and
    Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, Chairman of the European Research Group.

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    Brexit Forensics: Fishing industry could be hung out to dry

    https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-fo...o-dry-11298572

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    Theresa May tells MPs fisheries won't be sacrificed in Brexit trade-off with Brussels

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1...els/?ref=fbshr

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    The understandable anger of British fishermen

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    Protesters throw fish into Thames in Brexit deal protest

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43484031

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    EUFA welcomes agreement on transition period and progress in Brexit negotiations

    http://fiskerforum.dk/en/news/b/eufa...t-negotiations

    The European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) welcomes the agreement in principle on a transition period announced by EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier and the UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis MP.

    The EUFA has stressed from the outset of the Brexit negotiations that fishing fleets on both sides of the Channel need time and predictability to make appropriate plans for the future. A transition period that maintains relative stability will ensure the continued sustainability of stocks and economic competitiveness for the fishing industry in the EU and the UK, while a mutually beneficial future EU-UK fisheries agreement is negotiated.

    ‘Today’s announcement on the transition period is an important step forward. It gives both the EU and UK fishing fleets certainty until the end of 2020 and allows time to negotiate a post-Brexit fisheries relationship which is in the interest of both sides. The EUFA believes it is important that the UK is properly consulted during the transition and today’s draft agreement should help to achieve that,’ said EUFA Chairman Gerard van Balsfoort, commenting that the EUFA recognises the importance of involving the UK in a meaningful way in the annual discussions on TACs and fishing opportunities during the transition.

    ‘We believe the proposed mechanism in Article 125 provides a pragmatic solution and are pleased that the UK would be able to take part in international consultations and negotiations as part of the EU delegation as and when appropriate,’ he said, adding that the progress made on the draft Withdrawal Agreement, including the transition period, is a step in the right direction and the EUFA would like to thank the European Commission’s Task Force 50 and the governments of our respective Member States for their efforts to date.

    ‘We now stand ready to support the European Commission and the EU27 during the next phase of negotiations on the future framework. Maintaining reciprocal access to waters and resources should be at the heart of the post-Brexit relationship in fisheries given the historic ties between our countries and industries,’ Gerard van Balsfoort said.

    ‘We now look forward to the adoption of European Council guidelines on the future framework for EU-UK relations and discussions on the post-Brexit relationship in the area of fisheries. In this regard, the EUFA believes it is vital to maintain existing access to waters and resources and to conduct negotiations in the context of wider trade relations. The historic interdependence between the EU and UK fishing industries means both sides have a strong interest in reaching a good outcome.’

    Source: EUFA

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    £1.75m-a-Year Snob Lineker Mocks “Slimey, Smelly” Fishermen

    https://order-order.com/2018/03/21/1...mey-fisherman/

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    ‘They have no right at all!’ Fisherman proposes Brexit fishing deal EU will HATE

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/93...-London-Thames

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