Fisheries Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:26 pm on 21st November 2018.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Trade) 2:26 pm, 21st November 2018

I agree with the Secretary of State, on behalf of the Scottish National party, about the damage the CFP did. However, the political text on the withdrawal agreement states that there will be:

“Cooperation…internationally to ensure fishing at sustainable levels, promote resource conservation…
the development of measures for the conservation, rational management and regulation of fisheries…
a new fisheries agreement on, inter alia, access to waters and quota shares” and so on. That is the current form, in black and white. Although that might mean something new and better, is it not the case that, given the UK’s negotiating failures so far, what we will end up with will look very similar to the terms of the CFP?