"There is no reason to extend parts of the UK Fisheries Bill to Jersey." - Senator Ian Gorst (Jersey) [2 mins] 15/10/2020
'There is no reason to extend parts of the UK Fisheries Bill to Jersey. The inclusion of a Permissive Extent Clause is unwanted and completely unnecessary. Jersey remains in full control of its fisheries legislation and territorial waters.'
The European Union is taking a defiant tone as the standoff over resuming post-Brexit trade negotiations with the United Kingdom continues.
'Yet a no deal outcome would still have profound implications for the uK. as we analyse in what follows, from trade to connectivity to foreign policy to cooperation in policing, a failure to strike an agreement with the eu will impact on us in numerous ways.'
Macron insists there is no margin for negotiation over French fishing rights.
Minister has urged companies to begin testing direct sea routes from next month.
Britain is taking a “ridiculously simplistic” stance over fishing rights which is threatening to scupper a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.
Rhetoric that government will develop gold standard fisheries is ‘a joke’, campaigners say.
Fisheries bill amendments on sustainable quotas and banning of supertrawlers defeated.
Three-year transition period for European fishing fleets among proposals in negotiating paper.
Brexit: Endgame - Fabian Zuleeg 08/09/2020
The UK Government's recent statements make a deal between the EU and UK less likely, regardless of whether that is the intent or not.
Brussels suspicions come as European commission chief warns Britain to abide by Northern Ireland protocol.
The UK's chief Brexit negotiator has said the government is not "scared" of walking away from talks without a trade deal ready to come into force in 2021.
EU trade talks: London and Brussels hold emergency talks as hopes of a deal fade with just six weeks to go 01/09/2020
Pessimism in London and Brussels over the prospect of a deal amid deadlock over state aid and fisheries.
Navy may need to intervene in clashes between UK and European fishing vessels, leaked plans warn 23/08/2020
Contingencies drawn up for ‘no deal’ Brexit.
An EU official has urged Boris Johnson to take the ‘unique and highly attractive’ offer it has made to the UK which it says has never been offered to any country before.
Germany’s foreign minister says Boris Johnson must be more ‘realistic and pragmatic’ if he wants a trade deal 06/08/2020
Flagging trade talks have seen little progress.
A fifth round of talks will close tomorrow and there is still no breakthrough on key issues, including fishing rights and how closely we follow EU rules.
What’s Happening? The fifth round of negotiations between Britain and the European Union ended with both sides saying an agreement is way off.
UK close to abandoning post-Brexit trade deal with EU due to deadlock on key issues, report claims 22/07/2020
Disagreements remain on fishing rights and so-called level playing field guarantees.
Brexit as an ideological project has stripped the government of any sense of basic pragmatism.
Fisheries and Brexit - report [pdf] 01/06/2020
Absurd though it may seem, as the formal Brexit process reaches its endgame, fisheries might yet be the issue that determines whether the negotiations succeed or fail.
Fisheries is such a major issue in the UK-EU negotiations and a trade deal could be scuppered if an agreement is not reached between the two sides, a new academic report finds. / This is despite the fact that fishing represents only 0.1 per cent of UK gross value added (GVA) and for most EU member states, fishing amounts to 0.1% or less of their economic output.
The UK’s fishing industry has accused the EU of using a “nuclear option” to secure a Brexit deal, warning that it is prepared for blockades by the French if trade talks collapse.