The report, entitled A New Deal for British Ports, sets out a detailed post-Brexit strategy for an industry which has been a focal point of the debate.
The UK’s fisheries can thrive after Brexit, the report suggests
The BPA plan sets out a number of proposals aimed at boosting the UK’s fishing industry
Among the concerns raised are the fact that currently, just 36 percent of the fish in UK waters is caught by UK boats, with £260 millon of the quota landed it in 2017.
In addition, £850 million worth of fish was caught by foreign boats in UK waters in 2016.
The BPA argues the extra quota should be landed in the UK – irrespective of whether it is caught by UK or foreign vessels – where it could create 60,000 jobs. . . . .
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