New fishing policy for post Brexit Britain

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.”