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Leaving the EU: Fishing Industry

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Michael Gove Michael Gove The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Yes, I do. It is vital that we are there getting the best possible deal for this country. I said that my hon. Friend Mrs Murray was probably the strongest voice for the fishing industry in this House, but there is stiff competition for that role now that my hon. Friend David Duguid is here. I look forward to working with him and other colleagues, and those in the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and elsewhere, who recognise that there is a sea of opportunity for our fishing industry as an independent coastal state.