Fisheries: Exclusive Economic Zone

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 2nd March 2017.

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Photo of Melanie Onn Melanie Onn Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK obtains exclusive fishing rights up to 200 miles from the UK coast.

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

When it leaves the EU, the UK will control access to fisheries in the UK’s Exclusive Economic Zone and will manage those waters in accordance with international law, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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