UK Fishing Industry

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of Chris Loder Chris Loder Conservative, West Dorset

Seafarers UK conducted a report in 2019 that found that most small-scale fishermen often had few savings and reduced financial resilience even before covid, and many have fallen through the gaps of Government funding because they either changed vessels or because their fishing opportunities and earnings in 2019 were not enough to reach the threshold for the fisheries response fund. What steps can the Minister take to address this issue and to support the small fishing boats in my constituency in Lyme Bay?