Fisheries

Department for Exiting the European Union written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what steps he is taking to negotiate a UK-EU withdrawal agreement which ensures that after the implementation period the UK does not trade control over its fisheries for preferential access to the EU internal market for UK financial services.

Photo of Suella Fernandes Suella Fernandes The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

At the end of the implementation period the UK will be an independent Coastal State providing an opportunity to develop a new domestic fishing policy that is more competitive, more profitable and more sustainable – allowing our coastal communities to thrive.

We will have control of our Exclusive Economic Zone (out to 200 nautical miles or the median line with other coastal states). We will be responsible for the management of natural marine resources in this area and will be able to control and manage access to UK waters.

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