Brexit

  • Post-Brexit blueprint for UK fisheries policy

    Post-Brexit blueprint for UK fisheries policy

    22nd April 2017

    Former DEFRA Secretary of State Owen Paterson MP has set out a blueprint for a UK fisheries management system after the UK leaves the EU and CFP. This is a summary of his document, UK Fisheries Policy Post Brexit UK…

  • Historic day as UK gives notice to quit EU

    Historic day as UK gives notice to quit EU

    3rd April 2017

    But shadow of Great Repeal Bill and London Convention. Above: Theresa May signed the historic Article 50 letter in the cabinet room in Downing Street. ©AP/REX/Shutterstock Prime Minister Theresa May set in train a new era for the British fishing industry…

  • Scottish government aims to grab fisheries control

    Scottish government aims to grab fisheries control

    21st March 2017

    The NFFO argues that the Scottish government’s determination to achieve Scottish independence threatens the future of the rest of the UK fishing industry. Notwithstanding the referendum result in 2014, in which the Scottish electorate rejected independence from the rest of…

  • Industry leaders warn of discards ban chaos

    Industry leaders warn of discards ban chaos

    20th March 2017

    Radical action needed to cope with choke species. Above: The common dab (Limanda limanda) is native to shallow seas around Northern Europe. Industry leaders north and south of the border are warning of a catastrophic situation if radical steps are…

  • Eustice: ‘Fairer TAC shares after Brexit’

    Eustice: ‘Fairer TAC shares after Brexit’

    31st January 2017

    The UK fisheries minister has said Brexit will give the country the opportunity to obtain fairer shares of TACs and manage the fishing industry more efficiently, but there will have to be negotiations with other countries, reports Tim Oliver. George…

  • No mention of UK fishing in Brexit speech

    No mention of UK fishing in Brexit speech

    23rd January 2017

    PM reaffirms CFP rules to be made UK law. Fears of an industry sell-out were stoked last week when Prime Minister Theresa May set out her Brexit plans for the first time, in a speech in London last week, reports…

  • SFF call to protect coastal sector

    SFF call to protect coastal sector

    16th January 2017

    Inshore fisheries need higher priority and funding after Brexit. Fishing should be given special status on inshore grounds as a primary food-producing activity to protect the inshore sector from ever-increasing pressure on grounds from non-fishing interests, reports Tim Oliver. There…

  • NFFO blasts UK minister

    NFFO blasts UK minister

    10th January 2017

    ‘Eustice sacrificing English interests to appease Scots’ NFFO asks ‘who is fighting our corner?’ English fishing interests and quotas are being sacrificed to appease nationalist pressure in Scotland, and the UK minister is failing to defend English interests, reports Tim…

  • Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks

    Danger of fisheries being sidelined in Brexit talks

    2nd January 2017

    Lords report: ‘Expectations may be hard to deliver’ A new Parliamentary report on Brexit and Fisheries says the government faces ‘a huge challenge’ to achieve a successful outcome to the Brexit negotiation on fisheries, reports Tim Oliver. Above: Map showing…

  • UK fishermen’s federations adopt united stance on Brexit

    UK fishermen’s federations adopt united stance on Brexit

    12th December 2016

    The UK’s two main representative organisations for commercial fishermen – the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) – have agreed upon common principles to ensure the best possible deal for coastal communities in the…

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