Tory Brexit white paper, are they selling out our fisheries (again)?
Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:49 AM
"8.16 In 2015, EU vessels caught 683,000 tonnes (£484 million revenue) in UK waters and UK vessels caught 111,000 tonnes (£114 million revenue) in Member States’ waters. Given the heavy reliance on UK waters of the EU fishing industry and the importance of EU waters to the UK, it is in both our interests to reach a mutually beneficial deal that works for the UK and the EU’s fishing communities. Following EU exit, we will want to ensure a sustainable and profitable seafood sector and deliver a cleaner, healthier and more productive marine environment."
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:26 PM
^ That article, like everthing else thats exits a politician's mouth, is so much waffle that says nothing definite one way or another, and can and no doubt will be punted as meaning whatever each individual wants it to mean to suit their own agenda.
"importance of EU waters to the UK" - I wasn't aware they were, unless perhaps Irish ones, and I can't see them finding staying in the EU viable for very long once we're out.
"mutually beneficial deal that works for the UK and the EU’s fishing" - "mutually beneficial" We catch it, they buy it off us. We let them come in and scoop up as much as they like wherever they like whenever they like however they like in trade for something of theirs. Both are "mutually beneficial" but polar opposites.
"a sustainable and profitable seafood sector and deliver a cleaner, healthier and more productive marine environment" - For whom, where?