Last week it was confirmed that the UK will leave the EU Common Fisheries Policy in 2020.
The UK Government’s plan has set out how it intends to promote a more competitive, profitable and sustainable fishing industry across the UK following our departure from the EU. This announcement has come after Stephen met with local fishermen in Milford Haven a few weeks ago to discuss their concerns about the fishing industry.
Following the announcement, Stephen said: “When I spoke to local fishermen in Milford Haven, they all saw Brexit as a real opportunity to rebuild the local industry. The quotas that they currently have to operate under are widely seen as a barrier to growth, and they believe that leaving the Common Fisheries Policy would be an opportunity for a fairer allocation of these fishing quotas.”
“Brexit provides opportunities for numerous sectors, but especially the fishing industry, and the Government’s commitment to leaving the Common Fisheries Policy is a commitment to revitalising our fishing communities in Fishguard and Milford Haven.
“Later this summer I will be holding another fishing roundtable and I look forward to discussing this with local fishermen. I will also continue to press Ministers to ensure that they deliver a fairer deal for British fishing.”