Distribution of fishing opportunities

Part of Fisheries Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 13th December 2018.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney 4:00 pm, 13th December 2018

As I have said, the devolved Administrations would have a full role in this process; that should not present a problem.

This new approach would result in European companies that currently control UK quotas having to respond and show why they should keep this quota on the UK terms, and they would have to address the principles of sustainability and local employment. That approach is compatible with article 17 of the common fisheries policy and it would not be challenged by any other members of the EU. I look forward to hearing the Minister’s response.