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    Brexit news latest – EU ‘set to cave’ over backstop as Brussels vows legal fix to save May’s deal

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit...laude-juncker/

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    Flagship registration must be controlled if British fishing communities are to benefit from Brexit

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    FISHING WARNING: France promises ‘LAW OF JUNGLE’ and says UK fishermen face BREXIT BAN

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world...rs-hard-brexit

    2,500 Belgian jobs threatened in the fisheries sector due to Brexit

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    Collapse of EU superstate? Euroskeptics could paralyze Brussels after May elections

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    Norway prepares its fishing industry for a hard Brexit

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    The Norwegian authorities are preparing for the likelihood of a Hard Brexit with the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 29th March.

    The Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries has sent information to fishing companies with interests in the UK zone of what are currently EU waters concerning electronic reporting, vessel tracking, licenses, port state control and catch certificates.

    According to the Directorate, it is unclear whether or not the UK and the EU will succeed in reaching an agreement before 29th March, and the result could be a Hard Brexit with no agreement on a host of issues.

    Norway’s Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Directorate of Fisheries have, on this basis, initiated preparatory processes in collaboration with the British authorities.

    The purpose is to ensure that Norwegian and British vessels can maintain activity in each other's economic zones even after 29th March. Among other things, work is being done towards a common legal and technical framework that will ensure the establishment of necessary systems.

    The Directorate has promised more information as it becomes available.

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    @PeterBoneUK "...she [the Prime Minister] has said 108 times that we will leave the European Union on the 29th March. If that's not possible, does she think the country will regard that as a betrayal?"

    https://twitter.com/BrexitCentral/st...98874961670144

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    UK fishing’s high profile

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    NFFO chief executive Barrie Deas

    With only a few weeks to go and the terms of the UK’s departure from the European Union still very unclear, NFFO chief executive Barrie Deas said that fishing has a higher profile than it has had for years.

    ‘At the moment the government’s aspirations are very closely aligned to those of the fishing industry – and fishing has not been so high on the priorities since the Cod Wars in the 1970s. When it came to the Withdrawal Agreement, the outstanding issues were Gibraltar and fishing – which demonstrates how important an issue fishing is,’ he said in an interview with Hook & Net.

    At the same time as fishing assumes an unprecedented importance, the there are a plenty of unanswered questions and no real idea on what terms Brexit will take place.

    ‘From a fishing rights point of view, No Deal would be not bad, but for markets it would be very difficult. The Withdrawal Agreement pushes the whole thing further down the road. A Norway-style agreement would also not be a bad option, as that excludes fisheries and agriculture,’ he said.

    The focus has shifted very firmly from Brussels to London, and the NFFO has been actively seeking to inform and interest members of both houses .

    ‘We’ve been talking to a lot of lords and MPs. We haven’t talked that much with Westminster over the last thirty years, as that’s not where the decisions have been made. But we’re talking to them now,’ he said.

    ‘There have been many hours of discussion. In broad terms we are happy with the government’s position, although the EU has made it plain that it sees a link between fishing access and access to markets. But there would be a very heavy political price to pay for a government that gives way on this,’ he said, commenting that the UK has a very strong hand to play.

    ‘It’s because of access. Nobody sensible expects to see a wholesale expulsion from UK waters, but access has to be on the UK’s terms.’

    He commented that there are long-running grievances, such as the UK’s 9% share of Channel cod compared to the 84% French share, and the 10% of Celtic Sea haddock the UK fleet gets, while France has a 66% share.

    ‘Those are the extreme examples, and all this goes back to the 1983 agreement. The irony of this is that if it hadn’t been for Brexit happening, then the EU Commission would be at the forefront of making changes to relative stability, due to the changing distributions of fish species and because they see it as a barrier to the Landing Obligation. They are aware that the 1983 distribution of shares is not appropriate today –and under other circumstances it would be the Commission leading the charge on this,’ he said.

    ‘But now historical attachment is everything and the UK has a strong hand as it has the fish in its waters,’ he said, speculating on possible outcomes.

    ‘But we can’t disregard the market, especially for fresh and live exports, which means shellfish. Tariffs present problems, but these can be factored in, with costs passed down the line,’ he said, commenting that these concerns are outweighed by those relating to less easily anticipated non-tariff barriers, such as delays a

    nd inspections.

    The full interview with Barrie Deas is here. https://mag.hookandnet.com/2019/02/1...pig_index.html

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    Irish minister meets industry on No Deal concerns

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    Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has met Irish fishing industry representatives in the to discuss the state of play on Brexit and possible serious impacts facing the sector. Image: Andreas F. Borchert

    Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has met Irish fishing industry representatives in the National Seafood Centre, Clonakilty to discuss the state of play on Brexit and possible serious impacts facing the sector.

    The Minister outlined the exposure of the Irish fishing sector to the serious threats posed by a possible ‘No Deal’ Brexit.

    ‘A ‘No Deal’ Brexit poses serious challenges for the Irish Fishing industry including potential loss of access to UK waters where we catch over a third of our quotas,’ Michael Creed said.

    ‘We do not know what action the UK may take in relation to fisheries in a No Deal situation, but we need to prepare for the worst case scenario whereby the UK would exclude EU fishing vessels from its waters. I have worked closely with fishing stakeholders since Brexit was decided and today’s meeting was part of that ongoing engagement.’

    The Minister updated the stakeholders on the continuing preparedness work that the Government as a whole was doing and the specific work in relation to fisheries at both national and EU level.

    ‘Today was about ensuring that our fishing representatives are fully informed of the preparedness work that is underway. If the EU fleet is excluded from UK waters it would have serious implications for the Irish fleet. To minimize that possible impact, there must be a co-ordinated EU level response by the Commission, relevant Member States and fisheries stakeholders,’ he said.

    Minister Creed gave an update on EU legislative proposals dealing with the possible use of temporary cessation measures, quota swapping with the UK and potential reciprocal access. The Minister also made it clear that more measures will be required and that he had made that clear in his meeting with Fisheries Commissioner, Karmenu Vella, last week. Ireland is working closely and intensively with the other Member States most concerned with the potential impacts for fishing and the EU Commission.

    The Minster thanked the industry for their ‘ongoing unity of purpose and strong engagement with myself and the Department and across the EU in defense of Irish fisheries interests.’

    Industry representatives present included the Killybegs Fishermens Organisation, the Irish Fish Producers Organisation, the Irish South and West Fishermens Organisation, the Irish South and East Fishermens Organisation and the Irish Fish Producers and Exporters association.

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    ‘Theresa May will RESIGN rather than extend Article 50’ - Tory MP makes ASTONISHING claim

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10...ght-Peter-Bone

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    Remainer PLOT: Kuenssberg GASPS as Hammond revealed as Cabinet REVOLT ring leader

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    Minister quits over Brexit delay vote

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