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The most charitable answer would be: none whatsoever. As things stand 80% of UK fish is sold in the EU -- this is about overall catch rather than UK water catch insofar as I'm aware, but it doesn't matter much either way. The UK basically eats imported fish (cod, salmon, haddock, prawn, tuna), and exports its own catches (langoustine, crab, mackerel). In ...


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As you mentioned the EU does exert some control over fishing quotas in UK waters through the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). This policy has led to or at least some feel is has led to some of the following unfortunate situations involving strict fishing quotas The wasting of fish by throwing them back into the water (when the quotas are exceeded) The mass ...


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It's only part of the story but it's easy to find a justification for a Common Fisheries Policy: Fish moves around and depletion of the resource impacts everybody. So much so that there are in fact other international organisations dealing with this issue to which the EU defers in part when setting its “total allowable catch”. Beyond that, the story is ...


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No. The British Overseas Territories are not part of the EU, and not subject to EU treaties. The governments of the Falkland Islands (or South Georgia respectively) set their own quotas and fishery policies. The EU is a major customer for Falkland Island Squid. A large proportion of the calamari eaten in Spain comes from the Falklands. But as the Falklands ...


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The UK could, in theory, claim their entire EEZ in case of a no-deal Brexit. (At a substantial cost in other areas of the economy.) If we left the EU it wouldn’t necessarily mean that the situation would improve. The House of Commons Library has said that “many of the underlying issues that affect fisheries management would remain unchanged.” The UK is ...


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Fishing policy in UK-EU negotiations has nothing to do with fishing directly, and everything to do with SNP vs. Scottish Conservatives fight over the support of 5 fishing baron families. These criminals engaged in a conspiracy to under-represent the quantity of fish they were catching, and as a consequence damaged fish populations. This conspiracy is known ...


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It's part of the responsibilities of the EU Commission (source): EU Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements ... with non-EU countries are negotiated and concluded by the Commission on behalf of the EU. They allow EU vessels to fish for surplus stocks in the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ), in a legally regulated environment. These ...


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The article seems to be referring to the Fisheries Bill, currently before Parliament. The bill has completed its committee stage, and will now be sent for report to the Commons, before third reading and consideration by the Lords. The amendment in question would appear to be that put down by Richard Benyon and others, which states: Clause 1, page 1, ...


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