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How to deal with the EU over fishing [shorter version]

Brixham, Devon, October 2018. Photo Johann Knox/shutterstock.com

Fishing for Leave has provided the government with the perfect strategy for dealing with the EU’s “self-entitled and belligerent demand to continue its fleet’s unhindered exploitation of British waters”.

Despite the clear intention in the Political Declaration to put shared fishing rights into the pot during trade negotiations between the UK and EU, Fishing For Leave has declared: “Fishing may be hanging on a thread, but it’s not over yet if the Government stands firm on a British interpretation of the Political Declaration wording.”

Only by exercising “exclusive sovereignty over all our waters and resources” can we “husband our waters using the best management and science available”, it says.

• A longer version of this article is on the web at www.cpbml.org.uk.