Categories: British Ports Association, Europe, UncategorizedPublished On: 31.10.2018116 words0.6 min read

Responding to the launch of the Fisheries Bill today [October 25th], Mark Simmonds from the British Ports Association, said:

On landings and the economic value of our fisheries:

“Brexit is an unprecedented opportunity to take a fresh look at how UKcommunities benefit from one of our most precious shared resources. This Bill should be strengthening the economic link between our fisheries and our ports and coastal communities; there is currently no requirement for boats registered in the UKto land any fish caught in our waters in the UK. As a result, 40% of UKquota is landed in abroad in Europe, where much of the economic value is realised.”

Full article available on the BPA website here