Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th July 2018.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Conservative, Banff and Buchan

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s policy is on common frameworks facilitating cross-border trade and cross-border supply chains in the fishing industry between the constituent parts of the UK.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

A well functioning UK internal market brings economic and social benefits to everyone in the UK. Our policy is therefore to continue to work to preserve those benefits as the UK leaves the EU.

We are working with the devolved administrations to develop a new UK framework for fisheries management. This will respect the devolution settlements and maximise all fisheries administrations’ power to manage their fisheries, while maintaining the overall coherence of the UK’s fisheries policy, particularly to ensure compliance with international obligations, protect the UK internal market and manage our shared resources sustainably.

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