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Fishermen overwhelmingly supported Brexit, and it came back to bite them. / There was a vast disparity between the promises made by the pro-leave campaign to British fishermen and the fisheries deal that was ultimately struck.
A TORY Minister has been unable to name a single benefit Brexit has offered Scottish farmers.
Pig farmers are in a “desperate” position – with culls of thousands of healthy animals and producers quitting the industry, they warned as a summit was held on the crisis.
Seafood firms have seen export costs “treble” in the six months following Brexit, leading MPs to warn that the industry now faces an “existential threat”.
The sale of a Hull-registered trawler, with the loss of 25 local jobs, to Greenland, has been described as “a foretaste of what might happen to other distant-waters vessels” if the government does not change course.
The fisheries minister has refused to say sorry for the government's handling of the post-Brexit shellfish saga amid tough questions from exporters whose sales to the European Union have been torpedoed since the New Year.
The UK has promised a greener and more pleasant land after breaking free of the EU’s farming subsidy programme. But some warn that the new plans could leave small farms at a disadvantage and leave British farmers on uneven and uncertain ground.
Co-founder of Cheshire Cheese Company told by environment minister to look at US and Canada markets rather than EU.
The European Union has told the UK shellfish industry that thousands of tonnes of oyster, mussel, clam, cockle and scallop exports are banned from the bloc indefinitely.
I am now at the end of January 2021 and still no new stock. I can see clearly what #Brexit really means for my industry & how I will have to fundamentally change my business model if I am to be trading in 12 months time. But the government wants more paperwork in five months.
Ham sandwiches confiscated, Percy Pigs exiled, and the threat of rotten fish in Westminster are some of the problems plaguing the UK.
Boris Johnson’s “sea of opportunity” promise to fishermen has turned into a “nightmare”, with hundreds of thousands of pounds of sales lost due to new red tape, the SNP’s Westminster leader has said.
Fishing has been one of the key sticking points in talks over a future UK/EU trade deal.
Rhetoric that government will develop gold standard fisheries is ‘a joke’, campaigners say.
Fisheries bill amendments on sustainable quotas and banning of supertrawlers defeated.
MPs have overturned measures designed to protect domestic food standards in future trade deals, amid fears over chlorinated chicken.
Rishi Sunak accidentally votes against government, but ministers see off attempt to uphold food standards in post-Brexit trade deals.