Topical Questions

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

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Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Ministers never comment on reshuffle speculation, particularly when it is about oneself. In the context of fishing, we recently got an agreement with the EU on how to approach shared stocks for the remainder of this year. We of course got an increase in quota of around 25%, with 15% of that coming this year, and we have deployed that to almost double the fishing opportunities for our inshore fleet in this year.