It’s plain to see that the UK fishermen voted to leave, to take back control of British waters. One of the significant factors to leave the EU was down to the EU’s handling on the common fisheries policy which has decimated the UK fishing industry over the decades. For too long, the EU and its vessels have relied heavily on unfettered access into British waters to catch their fish. Not only that, but the EU has also had the lions share of the quota compared to the British fisherman.
Since we’ve left the EU membership and with the completion date of the transition period coming up fast, it’s of significant concern to the EU as talks around fisheries have all but collapsed. This has been down to EU member states not respecting what will soon be British sovereign waters. As we leave the EU in its entirety on 31st December 2020 (date set in law) not only do we leave the structures of the EU but we also take back full control of our waters, meaning those who want to fish in them need to seek prior permission to do so.
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