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'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.'
"We're stuffed" - Brixham fish merchant Ian Perkes says he's unable to export his fish to France now the new post-Brexit rules and regulation have come into force.
“We’re in fits of despair.” Alistair Sinclair, of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation, says his industry is struggling after the Brexit transition period came to an end and Boris Johnson needs to act.
Many at the harbour in the Devon town are concerned that their industry has been sold short
Scottish fishing representative made renewed plea for a 'grace period' and for EU customs posts in Scotland to reduce bureaucratic delays being faced by exporters.
France's former ambassador to the UK Sylvie Bermann tells LBC that Brexit had "no advantages" and that facts were presented as "scaremongering".
But En Marche's Alexandre Holroyd says the EU is regaining sovereignty over access to its markets.
James O'Brien said "I do feel for you" to a fishermen's union chief who confirmed his industry is "worse off" due to Brexit.
Vote Leave promised to “cut red tape” for the fishing industries. Now, one Oyster farmer tells @mikegalsworthy he can no longer export to Spain because of extra bureaucracy caused by Brexit.
Welcome to the Modern world of BREXIT and the mess it brings , unbelievable that we find ourselves in this position, we need governments to cover our claims this week, we have lost thousands of pounds by doing nothing wrong.
In the 31 days since Brexit was signed, sealed and delivered we’ve seen no end of complaints and ‘red-tape’ measures imposed upon traders and customers who deal with Europe, which hasn’t been helped by the coronavirus pandemic.
Leaked No-deal Brexit planning documents from Operation Yellowhammer warn of the likely impact on the UK - not the worst case scenario, and have been likened to 'wartime' in peacetime by the Lib Dems
Tags Fisheries Fishing lough foyle quotas review 2017 A disputed Irish-UK territory is one of many fishing problems caused by Brexit Both Ireland and the UK claim Lough Foyle as their own – so what fishing rules will be implemented after Brexit?
A decades-old fishing business in a major British shellfish port has said that it has been forced to close due to new paperwork brought about by the UK's exit from the European Union.
The industry may become one of the starkest examples no-deal folly, with those dependent on EU markets facing devastation.
Brexit will never be done. Because it can never be done. Not for as long as the UK sits 50km off the European mainland and does 50% of its business with Europe. Not when the island of Ireland sits behind it – and the north east corner of that island is contested political ground.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Ed Miliband said "it will be disastrous for fisheries to have no deal" and clashed with Marr over the future of the UK's fishing fleet if it remained tied to the single market to get a deal.
Fishing crews have been "disastrously let down" by the government's failure to reach a deal with Norway, UK Fisheries chief executive has said.
Fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct announced on Wednesday that its new European distribution centre was now fully operational, and shipping to customers across the European Union.
Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal with Australia will damage the UK’s agriculture and food sectors by hundreds of millions of pounds, according to the government’s own impact assessment.
Post-Brexit free trade deal will cause a ‘reallocation of resources within the economy’ including a £225m hit to semi-processed food, the Government’s own impact assessment says.
Gunboats patrolling Jersey’s waters was avoidable, yet the fracas with France is one of many Brexit-related issues plaguing the fishing industry, David Hencke and Sian Norris report.
ANGLERS planning a fishing trip to a European country may be prohibited from taking their own bait under new EU-UK trade agreement guidelines.
The moves are reminiscent of other changes to fish names to make them sound more appealing. Patagonian toothfish, for example, was changed to become Chilean seabass in the United States and Canada.
THE BBC has come under fire after a Question Time audience member said the Royal Navy’s only mistake in the Jersey fishing row was “not sinking the ships”.
UK efforts to engage EU members unilaterally fails to understand union solidarity.
The PM made fish a central focus of Brexit talks and promised to "take back control" of UK waters – but it's not going to plan.
Brussels can inflict sanctions affecting other goods, services, transport, intellectual property and energy, Institute for Government concludes.
The sort of minimal deal he is after would be a disaster for an industry that relies on frictionless trade.
Tobias Ellwood, chair of Parliament’s defence committee, voiced his concern with the plans, but a former Navy chief defended the suggestion.
In what follows, a group of leading social scientists explore these themes, explaining what has happened in the past, the situation the UK finds itself in now, and the issues that might confront us going forward. The collection is intended as a guide to the big questions confronting the country in the years to come.
'There are no benefits to our fishing communities even if everything goes to plan.'
Sally-Ann Hart, feels that Brexit “has not worked” for the fishermen of Hastings and Rye. When you consider the promises that the Conservatives were making – such as Dominic Raab’s claim that they had achieved “a great deal for the fishing industry” – the MP’s words are almost shocking in their plain honesty.
Did you know that many of our environmental laws - from how we manage our fisheries, to standards on marine pollution, to how we protect many species and habitats - come from the European Union?
“The entirely avoidable Brexit crisis has had as much of an impact on UK businesses as the unforeseeable Covid-19 tragedy, and its costs are still rising."
Local officials are considering breaking ranks with the UK Government and asking the EU for help, reports David Hencke.
Trade with Great Britain has been severely disrupted since the Brexit agreement came into force. Fish traders and clothing sellers are struggling to cope with new customs and health regulations. Companies often bear the burden of the extra costs.
At present, the UK only catches five per cent of the cod it consumes every year from its own waters and imports more than half of its haddock.
France and Denmark thought to be most cautious about budging from current demands on fish caught in British waters.
Brexit has “brought problems” for the Falkland Islands’ fishing industry, a Labour former defence minister has warned.
Here are all the questions you might have wanted to ask about fish, but were too afraid to ask.
The conflict between France and the UK over fishing licences post-Brexit continues to escalate.
Environment Secretary George Eustice says 'it's fair to say that we didn't get everything that we wanted’.
The owners of the UK's biggest trawler have described a new government deal to win back fishing rights following Brexit as "too little, too late".
Scottish fishermen who took their trucks on a protest convoy to London this week have said they did not back Brexit - but are now paying the price.
Derek Twigg, of the Falkland Islands APPG, said there had ‘been a lot of concern’ over the impact of Brexit on Falkland Islands fishing exports.
Small fishing companies are harmed not by the EU, but by government rules that allow big interests to corner the quotas
It has been a gloomy week on the sunlit uplands of sovereign Britain, as failure to award enough licences to the French mean our government is now loathed by fishermen on both sides of the channel.
As you may have noticed Jacob Rees Mogg Esquire – as no doubt he would style himself – has invited the public to submit suggestions on the theme of ‘Opportunities of Brexit’. I could not resist replying. Could I possibly suggest that you, after reading this, do the same?
A Brexit party MEP has been heavily criticised after he called for foreign fishing vessels to be “given the same treatment as the Belgrano”, the Argentinian cruiser sunk by the Royal Navy with the loss of hundreds of lives.
A Brexit Party MEP has called for the Royal Navy to sink EU fishing vessels that enter a 200 mile exclusion zone around the United Kingdom.
Some small firms are likely to go under due to the extra cost of exporting to Europe, experts have predicted.
MPs were told that some fishing firms are looking at relocating parts of their operation to the European Union.
Brexit Republic is back, to delve into the unprecedented convulsions wracking the British political system. In his first tangle with parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered a sequence of embarrassing defeats.
A new detailed cost/benefit analysis of the outcome of Brexit for UK fishermen has found that the industry is on track to lose hundreds of millions of pounds by 2026, unless changes are secured through international fisheries negotiations.
A mussel fishing and farming company in North Wales fears that it and other firms that export live mussels and other bivalve shellfish to the EU will be put out of business by Brexit, reports Tim Oliver
Wales' £39m commercial fishing sector will be "devastated" by changes under the Brexit trade deal, fishermen have warned.
Fishing was one of the final sticking points in the post-Brexit trade talks. While fishing is a tiny part of the economy on both sides of the Channel, it carries big political weight.
From 1 January firms face a barrage of new red tape while others are still waiting on vital decisions about how they will trade with the EU in the post-Brexit era.
The agreement may have averted the economic chaos of a no deal Brexit. But commentators warn that Britain may have opened a Pandora's box of troubles - not least, Scottish dissatisfaction. There are already calls for a second independence referendum to be held in Scotland in the coming year. And this is not the only unknown. Post Brexit, the UK will be in completely uncharted territory.
For anyone who thought Brexit was done in 2020, the early signs are that it will, once virus woes settle, become Boris Johnson’s biggest headache. Again.
The sea of opportunity that Brexit was supposed to deliver has certainly dried up for Yorkshire’s fishermen. News that the UK and Norway have failed to reach a fishing deal for this year means boats like the Hull-based Kirkella remain tied up, possibly for good.
Real pay set to be £470 lower per worker each year, say top economists. / “We can’t blame Brexit for all of the 5.2 per cent GDP shortfall … but it’s apparent that Brexit is largely to blame,” said John Springford, author of the CEF study.
Blame successive UK governments, not the EU, for fact that one Dutch ship has a larger UK quota than entire Cornish fishing fleet, say South East Cornwall Labour group
Benefits to the UK fishing industry from Brexit are falling far short of the government rhetoric, according to analysis by researchers from the University of York, the New Economics Foundation, the University of Lincoln and ABPmer.
Boris Johnson was asked on the BBC's Andrew Marr show how "ordinary voters" in a place such as Leigh in Greater Manchester (which voted Conservative in the 2019 election) would benefit from Brexit.
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.
The British economy is beginning to understand what it is to be tipped over the cliff edge. Cries of alarm and distress flares are going up across the length and breadth of the country, and from industries as diverse as fishing and finance and from pigs to paint.
ONE of Scotland’s staunchest Brexiteers has blasted Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit immigration plans, warning they will be “catastrophic” for fishing industry.
From horse racing to fishing to road haulage, British industry is in chaos. No wonder leavers are turning on each other.
Three-year transition period for European fishing fleets among proposals in negotiating paper.
EU negotiator expresses frustrations at UK refusal to discuss key issues of transition. / Michel Barnier has suggested the UK is running down the clock in talks over the future trade and security relationship with the EU.
Britain’s fishing fleets expected great things of Brexit. Aaron Hatcher (University of Portsmouth) explains why they will probably end up disappointed.
A British fisherman has expressed his regret over voting for Brexit during an appearance on Danish TV.
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.
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.
SCOTTISH fishing businesses have bemoaned the “unnecessary hassle” of bureaucratic changes to exporting goods to the continent under Brexit rules.
Cornish fishermen are concerned about the future of their jobs as shellfish exports to the European Union have stopped since the UK left the EU.
UK fishermen started the year in buoyant mood believing EU quotas would soon be scrapped. But coronavirus has dampened spirits. With Europe — their biggest market — in lockdown, the industry faces oblivion.
The Hull-based Kirkella, would catch 10 per cent of fish sold in UK chip shops before it fell victim of failed post-Brexit negotiations with the Norway.
The transport secretary is urging the UK Government to ensure that time-sensitive exports such as Scottish seafood can still reach mainland Europe if there is a no-deal Brexit.
French fisherman Loic Fontaine is finalising a deal to sell his boat because, cut off after Brexit from access to British waters where French fleets traditionally fished, he says the vessel can no longer earn its keep.
Donegal island fishermen say they are being forced to make an extra six-hour journey through dangerous seas to land their catch at Killybegs.
Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross says there is still work to be done after Brexit – but does not see it as an “electoral issue”. / Since the UK officially left with a deal this year, key sectors such as seafood have been caught up with delays and red tape.
DOUGLAS Ross has been heavily criticised for “betraying” the Scottish fishing industry after he took part in a leaders’ phone-in earlier today.
Historic progress: the European Parliament voted to ban electric fishing (571 votes for and 60 against) on 16 April 2019.
There is "a lot of uncertainty" about the UK's capacity to patrol fishing waters after a no-deal Brexit, a government memo mistakenly emailed to the BBC has revealed.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said he is "not sure" a UK-EU trade deal will be struck by 31 December, the end of the Brexit transition period.
The UK’s departure from the EU was supposed to reinvigorate our fishing industry. Instead, it has forced the country’s last distant-water trawler to sit idle.
The European Parliament and EU member states clinched an agreement late last night (13 February) over new technical conservation measures for fishing, which includes an EU-wide ban on the controversial pulse trawling starting from mid-2021.
The European Parliament has commissioned dozens of impact assessments or studies on Brexit from experts, across a broad range of policy areas, which are publicly available online. This webpage will be regularly updated to include further relevant publications.
Cables under Channel meet 8 per cent of demand - raising threat of higher prices and possible blackouts.
MEPs have the power to approve, amend or reject nearly all EU legislation. / So what have they achieved in this five-year term?
Fourteen countries likely to take tough stance in future talks about fisheries if access to UK waters does not improve.
The European Union's legislature is calling for a ban on electric pulse fishing by which some fish are startled up from the seabed and easily scooped up in nets.
The EU is preparing to threaten Iceland and Greenland with sanctions unless the countries reverse their decisions to increase their mackerel quota.
The EU has published contingency plans in case of the possible collapse of Brexit trade talks with the UK.
UK could be fined by the European Court of Justice which - to the likely fury of Tory MPs – will retain the power if there is 'any backsliding'.
The European Union is taking a defiant tone as the standoff over resuming post-Brexit trade negotiations with the United Kingdom continues.
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.
Chief negotiator Michel Barnier warns of "serious difficulties" and accuses Britain of failing to engage on subjects laid out in the withdrawal agreement.
The European Commission has said that Jersey's new regime for controlling fishing in its waters has broken the UK-EU Brexit deal.
The agreement on management of key shared stocks secures the fishing rights of both the EU and the UK fleets until the end of 2021.
North MP Jamie Stone has called Brexit a "catastrophe" for skippers amid growing calls for the UK government to take action over the delays that have prevented fish and seafood exports entering the European Union.
A Scottish fisherman says it's "cheaper and quicker" to export his shellfish to Asia than it is to France under post-Brexit rules. / Because the UK is out of the single market, British fish exports to Europe are now subject to new customs and veterinary checks.
The UK’s biggest press regulator has accused the Express website of “inflammatory” reporting during a delicate period of UK and EU negotiations on fishing last year.
Britain’s departure from the European Union has triggered the biggest change in trade since it joined the bloc 48 years ago, with companies grappling with export documents, longer delivery times and the need to re-engineer supply chains.
The Falkland Islands’ government has sounded the alarm over leaving the EU single market, warning that the territory would take a “catastrophic” economic hit if it faces new tariffs and quotas as a result of Brexit.
Independent TD Verona Murphy has highlighted on the floor of the Dáil the potentially ruinous consequences of Brexit on Wexford's fishing communities from April 1.
Many of Wales' fishermen will "not survive" a Brexit no deal, it has been claimed. The vast majority catch shellfish, exporting them live to the continent or further afield via EU trade deals.
Brexit as an ideological project has stripped the government of any sense of basic pragmatism.
UK Fisheries boss describes Norwegian trip as a sticking plaster as new agreement awaited for North Atlantic waters
From online shopping to fishing to musicians, here are some of the obvious problems that have arisen since January 1 - as well as a few things that have gone better.
Salmon farmers in Scotland are calling for action to ease the burden of export paperwork following the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Between Rockall and a hard plaice: Fishing rights are at the centre of a post-Brexit fight for maritime territory.
Brixham-based fish merchant Ian Perkes told Financial Times that he “never looked at implications of the paperwork” that a vote to leave would bring.
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.
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.
In another example of post-Brexit trade problems, many UK fishermen are now struggling to export their catch to the EU.
In another example of post-Brexit trade problems, many UK fishermen are now struggling to export their catch to the EU.
Concerns rise of conflict between trawlers from different countries once rules change.
The chairman of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations said he feels ‘betrayed’ by the Prime Minister.
‘UK caved in on fish to win a wider treaty’, industry bodies say, while leading Brexiter David Davis says one-day debate is ‘too fast’.
British fishing businesses could go bust or move to Europe because of post-Brexit trading disruption, industry figures have warned, writes the BBC.
British fishing businesses could go bust or move to Europe because of post-Brexit trading disruption, industry figures have warned.
Government promises that the fishing industry would benefit to the tune of tens of millions of pounds from Brexit has been challenged by analysis by a fishermen’s trade organisation, which says it will make multi-million pound losses every year instead.
A seafood organisation has warned the Brexit red tape seen earlier this year could be the demise of small fishing businesses.
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”.
Following a passionate plea from the local fishing community, Plymouth City Council is calling on the Government to recognise that the new fisheries and trade deal with the EU fails to deliver on the promises that were made to the fishing industry.
France has intensified pressure on the UK over post-Brexit fishing rights, warning bilateral co-operation could be at risk.
THE UK Government has been told it must take urgent action to address the “very real, practical” problems facing the Scottish fishing industry in the event of a No-Deal Brexit.
Our government claimed that the Christmas Eve deal on fisheries “puts us back in control of our waters”; we have won our fish back; a bright future for the fishing industry. Remember, the fishery leaders themselves were not so impressed. The new share-out between the EU27 and the UK appeared to them to involve small gains and some losses.
SALMON producers are calling for the creation of a cross-Border government task force to stop Brexit buckling business.
This year, a new demand will be popping through the national letter box – the cost of Brexit. As parts of the UK are already finding out, the Prime Minister’s promise to “Get Brexit Done” has become, “Get done by Brexit”.
It's safe to say Brexit hasn't delivered yet - and these tabloid headlines prove it.
Take a glance at the British media and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the UK was preparing for war with France.
France is blocking a post-Brexit financial services deal between the EU and the UK until Boris Johnson’s government grants fishermen fair access to British waters, officials have claimed.
‘We still need a few dozen licenses,’ Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune says.
French fishermen lack half the licences they need to fish in British waters and which Paris says are owed them after Brexit, France's government said Wednesday, adding it was working on possible sanctions that could affect power supplies to the UK.
France has put the UK on alert that it could start legal proceedings if there is no further movement on post-Brexit fishing licences.
The French government on Monday lashed out at new regulations which Britain has declared for fishing in its waters near the Channel Islands, deeming them "null and void" in a deepening post-Brexit row.
France has called on the European Commission to intervene after rejecting Britain’s provisional changes to fishing licences under the Brexit agreement, which would affect fishing rights in the Channel Islands.
France warned that the U.K. is in breach of the Brexit deal after it denied several small European Union fishing boats access to its territorial waters, ratcheting up diplomatic tensions between the two countries.
An EU deadline for Britain to grant licences to dozens of French fishing boats appeared to expire Friday without a final breakthrough in talks, despite France's threat to seek European legal action.
France has threatened to impose increased customs checks on goods coming from the United Kingdom from November 2 over an ongoing fishing row.
France might retaliate against Britain in a dispute over post-Brexit fishing licences by the end of next week, government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced Wednesday.
Paris is to ask the European Commission to open post-Brexit litigation proceedings against Britain over a long-running dispute on fishing licences for French boats in British waters.
Specific measures will be put in place to defend French fisherman.
France's European affairs minister Clement Beaune urged Britain on Tuesday to uphold its side of post-Brexit deals and restore trust.
The French government called Friday (23 April) for a quick implementation of a post-Brexit accord on mutual access to fishing waters, after French fishermen blocked trucks trying to bring in catches from Britain overnight.
France is aiming to block a post-Brexit financial services pact between the UK and the EU over a row about fishing rights.
France on Tuesday threatened "reprisals" against Britain unless a post-Brexit deal on fishing rights is implemented, the latest sign of cross-Channel tensions over the highly sensitive sector.
The French government warned Tuesday that it was weighing reprisals after Britain set new rules governing access for French fishing boats near the Channel Islands, the latest skirmish in a deepening post-Brexit dispute.
France is threatening to block regulations that would allow the U.K. to continue operating financial regulations in Europe if the country doesn’t respect its Brexit commitments on fishing.
European states will, within days, announce measures to apply pressure on London to abide by Brexit agreements sealed with the bloc when Britain left the European Union, French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told Europe 1 radio on Tuesday.
Fishers have wholeheartedly supported leaving the EU, believing that it and the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) have been the cause of the difficulties that their industry has experienced in the last four decades, difficulties that many continue to suffer.
Fishermen say Brexit deal promise ‘turned out to be a lie.’
French fishermen are threatening to block access to all UK seafood products, but processing companies are warning that blanket efforts against all UK raw material would be counter-productive.
The European Parliament is expected to ratify the post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal, amid tensions including a French threat of reprisals against the UK.
Tensions escalated as French military boat Athos arrived this morning, while two Royal Navy ships watched a flotilla of French fishing boats as they protest over fishing rights.
Four years ago, Brexiteers led an iceberg-worthy event on the Thames. Now they’ve ghosted an entire industry.
The government is “in denial” about the size of disruption to the UK’s fishing industry post-Brexit, according to Scottish industry leaders.
The development comes after the Ministry of Defence confirmed that four 80-metre gunboats have been placed on standby to guard British waters from EU trawlers.
Get Brexit Done’ has unravelled in a spectacular fashion; a significant knock to the economy, removal of rights and freedoms, more red tape for business and – the most heart-breaking of all – trouble has returned to Northern Ireland. The obvious answer to this foreseeable problem is for the UK to be part of the single market and customs union.
Although we have left the EU, there are still many issues to be resolved. One of the biggest dangers is that if the NI Protocol breaks so will the UK-EU trade deal.
A fishing dispute between Guernsey and France occurred because the UK failed to inform of Brexit-related changes in time, a senior politician claimed.
A thriving fishing industry in Scotland has quite suddenly stopped functioning, and the catalyst is unarguably Brexit.
We’re still only seeing the start of the changes Brexit will bring to the seafood industry (and, in truth, the entire food and beverage sector). In the coming years, there will be continual changes as we adjust our operating model and there’s no clear view on when it will settle down.
Forty years after the invasion, a threat from within has ripped apart the islands’ squid and fish industry.
Food shortages in Northern Ireland and Scottish fisheries on the brink have been overlooked due to the ongoing pandemic
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.
A no-deal Brexit could “break the backbone” of Scottish fishing, industry insiders warned as they revealed contingency plans were still being drawn up with just six weeks to go before the scheduled departure date.
Four months ago, Alasdair Hughson issued a stark warning about the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s seafood industry.
But ensuring Irish interests are part of any final Brexit trade deal ‘will not be easy’.
People working in the Irish fishing industry are protesting at Dublin Port over the impact of the Brexit deal.
"[The EU is] Pinching our fish" - Boris Johnson quoted in The Telegraph, 16 June 2016
Licences for French boats do not meet terms of deal agreed by Boris Johnson, says Brussels.
The government of Jersey has issued almost 50 additional licences to French boats to fish in its waters, in an apparent effort to stave off threats of sanctions from Paris.
Senator Gorst said: “It’s entirely to do with Brexit, because historically we’ve had a fishing deal with France, but that all came to an end with the new trade deal that was negotiated post Brexit.”
Jersey's External Relations Minister Ian Gorst tells LBC he "absolutely knew" post-Brexit arrangements would cause difficulties with tensions escalating as the fishing row continues.
Last week, Scottish ministers warned that Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill contained a “loophole” that could decimate the country’s ports and fish processing sector.
"No amount of top spin from the prime minister" would make the problems facing the industry go away, Labour said in response.
"This industry in Hull, they've sold it down the road, there is nothing for them now." / The owners of Hull's last deep sea trawler have warned the vessel may be sold or moved abroad after a new fishing deal with Norway which they say makes their business unviable.
Lance Forman, who was a Brexit Party MEP, seemed to forget about a time not so long ago when things were not going so well post-Brexit.
Europe has long struggled with overfishing. The EU has set itself the target of fishing within scientifically advised limits by 2020. Now that the UK is set to leave the EU, their fishing regulations are less certain.
French president Emmanuel Macron has appeared to suggest the UK has not kept its Brexit pledges as a row over fishing rights intensified.
Analysis: trade could be a drag on recovery for years to come rather than the high-octane propellent the government promised.
A MEETING between the government and fishermen held to try to find a way of resolving Brexit-related fishing difficulties failed to produce a solution.
There remain "serious" differences between the UK and EU after the first round of trade talks, the bloc's chief negotiator has said.
The government has been accused of making a "U-turn" on a pledge by the PM to compensate fishing businesses hit by post-Brexit export problems.
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.
"Hard facts rarely support the argument, common in the domestic fishing industry, that leaving the EU will somehow liberate the seas around the UK for the exclusive use of English and Scots vessels."
An MPs’ report on the impact of Brexit on fishing has reignited a fierce debate over whether the UK’s departure from the EU was good or bad for the sector.
Northern Ireland's fishermen say they have been short-changed in a UK share-out of extra Brexit fish.
NI's fishermen fear they are going to be "mugged" by the government when it comes to the share-out of extra Brexit fish, it has been claimed.
Fishermen in Northern Ireland have written to the prime minister insisting they get a fair share of additional UK quotas secured by Brexit.
Fishing vessels from Northern Ireland landing catch in the Republic face restrictions around landing times, officials have said.
During a Commons debate on the Tory Brexit deal, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon got stuck into the Conservatives over their broken Brexit promises to Scottish fishermen.
Nigel Farage has been reminded of a comment he made claiming that fishing rights would be the "acid test" of any Brexit deal.
UK negotiators reduce demand for EU catch reduction, potentially unlocking sticking point in talks.
‘The UK has been taking three steps back from the original commitments,’ says EU negotiator.
The 2016 referendum, which resulted in a narrow win for those campaigning to leave the European Union, has posed perhaps the most complex set of questions ever faced by a peacetime government.
A deal to allow UK trawlers to fish in Norwegian waters will not happen until at least next year, an MP has claimed.
Lack of legal rights clarity and the practical capacity to stand up to defiant European vessels risks inciting ‘serious violence’.
Some 45,000 dairy cows could be culled in Northern Ireland, in the event of a no-deal Brexit if new higher tariffs are applied to British milk, senior industry figures have warned.
Fishermen say new changes mean they will have to find new markets.
“We were sold a lie by Westminster,” he said in a break in bidding at the market, one of Europe’s largest, but operating at less than one quarter capacity when The National visited.
Despite the prime minister announcing compensation, British coastal communities have lost faith in the government.
The owner of the first lobster tank business in Europe’s largest shellfish port has revealed he has been forced to close, alluding to Brexit restraints as the main reason.
With Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson saying the UK “must” and “will” leave the EU on 31 October, a no-deal Brexit looks increasingly likely. But what could a no-deal exit mean for all of us?
The north-east fish processing industry could be relocated to Poland after Brexit, a trade expert has warned.
Plymouth City Council will ask the Government to extend financial support until at least April 2022 for fishing businesses hit by Brexit.
Issues with exporting fish and shellfish to the EU are more than simply “teething problems”, industry leaders have warned, as MPs were told the UK was “miles behind a lot of other nations in terms of the way we can trade”.
French fishermen say they plan to also blockade the freight terminal of the Channel Tunnel as disagreements over the rights for post-Brexit fishing escalates.
Scotland’s “blue economy” is set to lose out under the new funding regime brought in to replace support from the European Union, according to the Scottish government. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said the £14m annual budget allocated to Marine Fund Scotland (MFS) falls short of the £62m which would have been available under EU funding.
Michel Barnier and David Frost will resume talks on Thursday via video call, after a fortnight of face-to-face meetings
The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, was downbeat in his press conference after the conclusion of the talks.
Lord West suggests Royal Navy will need powers to board EU vessels, if there is a no-deal outcome.
The decline of British fishing drove coastal support for leaving the EU, but many of the industry’s problems have an origin closer to home.
Brexiteers hail new law despite not needing to be outside EU to implement it.
The government is under pressure to redesign its £23million support scheme for seafood businesses disrupted by Brexit, as many say they're falling through the cracks and missing out on funding due to flaws in the criteria.
“Will he (Gove) make clear that the Protocol is causing societal and economic damage to the union, and will he press on with the alternative arrangements that he previously supported and signed up to?”
Brexit caused “a perfect storm” of extra paperwork, labour shortages and financial difficulties for the fishing industry, a damning new report has found.
Richard Corbett, former Labour MEP, linguist, author and fluent and well-informed speaker will explain the background to Boris Johnson's Brexit deal and discuss the fallout. There are numerous consequences of Brexit which are not receiving sufficient publicity. Leaving the EU came at a huge cost to the UK economically, culturally and in terms of our standing in the world.
Brexit might be done and dusted, but its specter will loom over Britain for a long time yet.
THREE weeks into Brexit and over 50 fishermen and women working in the Carrick Roads still haven’t earned a penny because of an ‘absolute lash-up’ by Defra.
Scotland’s farm-raised salmon is renowned across the globe and here at home for being one of the most nutritious and sustainable products we can eat.
James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food and Drink, said the situation is a ‘real crisis’ for exporters.
THE UK minister responsible for fishing rights has been urged to explain why a Scottish vessel was detained in France.
SEAFOOD exporters are starting to lose hope in the face of post-Brexit red tape, MSPs have been told, while meat exports may never return to normal.
Shortage of vets is creating problems, industry group says. / Fish exports face extra red tape due to Brexit changes.
Exporters are struggling to get their produce across the EU border in time due to additional safety checks and administration.
It comes amid reports of Scottish fish being left to rot due to bureaucracy in what has been dubbed the “Brexit fishing disaster”.
Scottish fishermen have resorted to sailing to Denmark to land their catch as Brexit red tape continues to delay exports, an industry body has said.
The crew of Scottish trawler Daystar are becoming accustomed to the two-day crossing to Hanstholm, a port on the North coast of Denmark.
Prices in Scotland plummet as red tape, queues halt EU exports. / Industry association calls for resolution in days, not weeks.
Scottish fishermen say post-Brexit red tape has made it almost impossible to sell British seafood to the European Union.
Leaders from Scotland’s fishing and seafood industry will hold crunch talks with MPs this week over the damage caused to their businesses by Brexit.
We spoke to Alastair Sinclair, who is the National Coordinator of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation, about how Brexit is affecting the fishing industry in Scotland. We started by asking which was a bigger problem, Brexit or Covid.
Post-Brexit red tape must be urgently simplified to eliminate damaging delays in exporting Scottish salmon to the EU, according to industry leaders.
One of the top Scottish seafood champions wants the new fisheries minister to visit the north-east as soon as possible to help the sector thrive post-Brexit rather than just survive.
North politician Maree Todd has warned that the Brexit export bottleneck is leaving some businesses on the "brink of collapse".
A SLUMP in the value of fish and shellfish exports has left a Ross-shire MSP "deeply troubled" and sparked claims the setback is in part down to the Brexit effect. / New HMRC figures show fish and shellfish exports fell by £33 million between the first quarter of 2020 and 2021. The figures show a 45 per cent fall in the volume of exports over the same period.
Fresh figures have revealed the devastating impact of Brexit, with UK seafood exports to the EU almost completely wiped out amid a £700 million hit.
Brexit red tape could lead to the "demise" of small local fishing firms, warn industry leaders.
JERSEY’S historic oyster-growing industry could be decimated by Brexit, a third-generation shellfish farmer has said.
Levies to cover the increase in red tape, VAT and customs declarations are hitting trade to the European Union.
What’s Happening? The fifth round of negotiations between Britain and the European Union ended with both sides saying an agreement is way off.
A documentary on the crisis facing Irish coastal communities in the wake of Brexit is due to be released today.
The government and its supporters are beginning to claim 'benefits' of being outside the European Union some of which were always available to EU member states or, in other cases, are not benefits at all.
David Hencke reports on the growing problems experienced by firms trading with the EU and the lack of help from the Vote Leave Government.
Two weeks into Brexit, problems are mounting and recriminations are flying in all directions. The reality of Brexit is proving every bit as toxic as the four-and-a-half-year slog that got us to this point.
But the UK’s departure means far-reaching changes for the Irish economy. We are already seeing signs of how things may shake out and the really fundamental changes it means for many businesses, for consumers and for trade.
Britain’s fishing industry has long been an emotional hot button for Brexiters and a seaborne sticking point for our trade negotiators. What exactly is going on in Britain’s coastal waters? And what would a No Deal Brexit mean for fishermen who’ve been promised so much – and used as symbols – over the past five years?
World View: British voters have been sold a dream, in the same way Trump peddled ‘Maga’ to the masses
ALMOST four decades on from the end of the Falklands War, another serious threat is troubling its 3,400 population. It seems that the British archipelago in the South Atlantic was a missing link in the Brexit negotiations. The Falklands fisheries sector, which accounts for the major part of their revenue, has been hit with crippling EU tariffs.
The government’s food strategy lacks detail or any plans for implementation, and it is contradicted by its other policies.
People have built up lives and businesses with an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. As the UK edges closer to a no deal Brexit cross border communities around Carlingford Lough explain their worries and fears of a hard border returning ahead of the UK leaving Europe.
Fishermen complain of broken government promises, while exporters say they are choking on red tape.
People, businesses and communities are now paying a heavy price for a hard Brexit we never voted for, imposed by a Tory government we never voted for. / Here’s a rolling list of the impacts of Brexit.
A few days back, Tim Martin appeared on Question time. A 1-min clip of his performance has gone viral on Twitter. So error-packed was that one minute, that we should take the time to dissect it to bits...
BRITISH fishermen reliant on waters off the coasts of Norway, Greenland and the Faroe Islands are hanging by a thread because no deals have yet been agreed on a future arrangement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member.
A TORY candidate standing in the north east has been slammed for describing the Brexit chaos which has caused devastation to fishing communities as a “hiccup".
More than two years after Brexit, British fishermen are angry. They were promised more control over fishing rights in British waters, but what they’ve gotten is reduced income. Many of them voted Leave, but now they feel they’ve been let down.
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.
The European Commission had set a Friday midnight deadline for London and Paris to reach an agreement.
The UK has a 5/1 chance of rejoining the EU by 2026 due to a growing frustration with Brexit, a betting agency has predicted.
Britain could end up giving EU fishing fleets access to its waters in exchange for favourable terms on the continent for City financiers, the bloc's trade chief has suggested.
No 10 said to have reached a compromise over fishing vessels to be majority British-owned in future.
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.
UK fisheries are facing £300 million in losses, a report by the National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations has revealed.
The six months since the end of the transition period have largely been a ‘tale of woe’ for Britain’s fishing industry, says National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisation
British fishing communities were among the strongest supporters of Brexit.
THE UK Government has been rightly criticised for the fisheries deal it made with the EU.
Lack of vets needed to stamp papers likely to delay lorries travelling to Calais, MPs told.
Brexit was welcomed by many in the UK fishing industry, but overwhelmingly it is now a cause for anger and disappointment. So says a report from the House of Commons All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fisheries, which sets out the results of a survey of the sector.
THE UK fishing industry will lose a massive £300 million by 2026 as a result of the UK Government's Brexit deal, industry experts have predicted.
The UK government has received approval from the House of Lords to negotiate over fishing rights in Crown dependency waters without their consent.
Britain could lose more jobs in its fishing sector if the current delays and increased costs involved in exporting to the EU post-Brexit are not ironed out soon, industry groups told British government officials on Tuesday (2 March).
Britain could lose more jobs in its fishing sector if the current delays and increased costs involved in exporting to the EU post-Brexit are not ironed out soon, industry groups told British government officials on Tuesday.
THE UK Government has u-turned on the Prime Minister’s pledge to compensate fishing firms caught up in Brexit ‘red tape’.
'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.'
UK minister for science and research George Freeman has admitted that vital EU funding for research is in limbo while the nation continues to negotiate Brexit sticking points, namely Northern Ireland and fishing rights.
Michel Barnier also accused Boris Johnson’s government of rowing back on commitments made in writing by Britain at the point before exit.
Kirkella owners concerned that UK fleet could lose access to waters off non-EU states. / The biggest whitefish trawler in the UK fleet sailed up the Thames on Tuesday to highlight the threats facing the fishing industry if Brexit negotiations fail to deliver a deal.
A comprehensive free trade deal between the UK and Norway is at risk of collapsing as the Christian Democrat party fears such a pact would hit farmers in Scandinavia’s richest country too hard.
Shellfish fishermen in the UK revealed that many fear for their future as a result of the post-Brexit European Union ban on their exports.
These sticking points include fishing rights, rules on state subsidies for business and arrangements for policing any deal.
The Welsh seafood industry needs urgent help to survive Brexit disruption at ports, the environment minister has warned.
The EU withdrawal bill contains a power grab of critical devolved areas such as fishing and farming – and even aspects of our independent justice system
“No part of the angling industry has remained unaffected by Brexit,” said Angling Times tackle editor Mark Sawyer. “The dream of Brexit sadly hasn’t been a reality for the angling trade, and while there are other issues such as the pandemic and shipping costs, Brexit has been an exacerbating factor.”
The UK’s exit from the EU has vast implications for our food, fishing and farming and Sustain is campaigning to ensure that our leaders continue to uphold good standards in all these areas.
In nearly 50 years as a fisherman Arnold Locker has seen it all. He was fishing when the UK joined the Common Market in 1973 and lived through the heartache of decommissioning and burning of boats that followed in the mid 1980s.
"Only as true friends can, I want to be very honest about what lies ahead of us." The words of the new European Commission president as she headed to Downing Street and her first face-to-face meeting with Boris Johnson on Wednesday.
From fish to border checks and even sausages in Northern Ireland, a host of issues need to be resolved in 2021.
British sentiment toward leaving the European Union appears to be changing. As the United Kingdom marks a year since its Brexit referendum vote, a new opinion poll shows that a majority now wants to stay. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant gets a range of reactions as the country faces its independent future.
We could end up with tonnes of fish that Brits don't even like and no way of selling them to the EU before they rot.
French trawlermen angered by the slow issuance of licenses to fish inside British waters after Brexit on Thursday blocked lorries carrying UK-landed fish as they arrived in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Europe’s largest seafood processing centre.
A study by the Resolution Foundation think tank and London School of Economics details some of the outcomes of the decision to quit the EU - six years after the historic vote.
British fishermen have accused Boris Johnson of dishonesty and betrayal over his Brexit fishing deal.
A wide-ranging free trade pact between the UK and Norway will have to be pushed back as Norway’s coalition government failed to reach an agreement today.
“If there wasn’t any Brexit, there wouldn’t be any issues,” he said. “We were getting on fine before that.”
In Newlyn, anger at red tape and the falling price of fish looks certain to be felt at council polls.
France has put the UK on alert that it could start legal proceedings if there is no further movement on post-Brexit fishing licences.
THE UK Government has been accused of “throwing the fishing sector on the “scrapheap” with “paltry” schemes to compensate for Brexit losses.
Michael Alexander speaks to East Neuk prawn and Scottish fishing industry representatives who are trying to plot a course through the uncharted stormy waters of the Covid pandemic and Brexit.
On the fifth anniversary of the vote to leave the EU, many in the fishing industry feel betrayed by a trade deal that effectively sacrificed one of the key promises of the Leave campaign.
The European Parliament has voted to ratify the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), with 660 out of 697 MEPs voting in favour of the deal, but a Brexit expert has said it is only the beginning.
Their families have been fishing here for decades but despite promises of frictionless trade, the market for their fish is disappearing
British fishermen catch over fifty different species but unfortunately, British taste buds are largely restricted to salmon, cod, tuna and prawns. So 70% of British-caught fish is exported, mostly to EU customers. When Britain leaves the EU, British fishermen fear they could lose free access to their biggest market.

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