Brexit

  • Eustice: UK wants quotas that reflect EEZ resources

    Eustice: UK wants quotas that reflect EEZ resources

    14th August 2017

    But fair treatment for foreign vessels in UK waters. Fisheries minister George Eustice spelled out last week that when the UK leaves the EU, under international law, the responsibility for managing fisheries within the UK’s 200-mile/median line exclusive economic zone…

  • No foreign boats inside 12 miles

    No foreign boats inside 12 miles

    10th July 2017

    UK pulls out of London Convention deal on 6-12 access. The government has put in motion steps to secure exclusive control over the UK’s 12-mile limit, reports Tim Oliver. DEFRA secretary Michael Gove announced last week that the UK has…

  • ‘Some banned fishermen will fish in UK EEZ after Brexit’

    ‘Some banned fishermen will fish in UK EEZ after Brexit’

    3rd July 2017

    EUFA leader warns against sudden changes. An EU fishermen’s leader says he does not want to see EU fishermen breaking the rules of any new Brexit agreement that bans them from their former grounds in UK waters, reports Tim Oliver.…

  • Fisheries Bill to give control of UK waters

    Fisheries Bill to give control of UK waters

    26th June 2017

    Legal wheels set in motion for post-Brexit era. Industry leaders have welcomed the announcement of a historic Fisheries Bill that will give the UK legal control over its own waters after Brexit, and end 40 years of rule by Brussels,…

  • Vibrant Brixham powers ahead for Trawler Race weekend

    Vibrant Brixham powers ahead for Trawler Race weekend

    16th June 2017

    Everyone connected with Brixham is approaching the traditional Trawler Race this weekend on the crest of a wave, as all sectors of the local industry at the UK’s leading port continue to benefit from the welcome combination of healthy stocks…

  • High profile fishing Q & A meeting at Lowestoft

    High profile fishing Q & A meeting at Lowestoft

    7th June 2017

    A meeting has been called at Lowestoft on Friday 16 June, where fishermen can put questions to the MMO and fishermen’s leaders on anything from day-to-day fishing issues to Brexit, reports John Worrall. Above: Meeting convenor June Mummery of Lowestoft…

  • Minister: ‘Fisheries will be key area in Brexit talks’

    Minister: ‘Fisheries will be key area in Brexit talks’

    15th May 2017

    DEFRA’s top minister has assured the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation that fisheries will be ‘a key area in the EU exit negotiations’. Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State at DEFRA, says Brexit will be ‘a once in a generation chance to regenerate…

  • ‘Discards ban will tie up boats in February’

    ‘Discards ban will tie up boats in February’

    8th May 2017

    A minister has warned that a way must be found to implement the landing obligation that does not tie up fishing vessels as early as February, reports Tim Oliver. Scottish fisheries minister Fergus Ewing said the most problematic area of…

  • Brexit ‘disastrous’ for Ireland warns KFO chief

    Brexit ‘disastrous’ for Ireland warns KFO chief

    1st May 2017

    EUFA calls for status quo on quota shares. An Irish fishermen’s leader is warning that UK gains after Brexit will be at the expense of the Irish industry unless urgent action is taken. He also stresses it is ‘crucially important’…

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