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Fisheries Negotiations

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 19th November 2019.

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I will carry on for a second.

Article 130 of the withdrawal agreement deals with arrangements specifically relating to fisheries. As we know, the withdrawal agreement must be read in tandem with the political declaration, which notes, at paragraph 71, that

“the United Kingdom will be an independent coastal state.”

That is the interpretation of both the UK and the EU. It is there in black and white.