The introduction of the Fisheries Bill is an important step in regaining full control of our waters, setting fishing opportunities and managing fisheries sustainably.
In the event of no deal being reached, the Chancellor announced on 24 July 2018 that all EMFF projects approved before the closure date of the current programme (December 2020) will be fully funded under a Treasury guarantee. This guarantee applies across the UK.
Work to consider the longer-term future of all funding programmes that are currently managed by the EU is underway.
We have published a technical notice about how the commercial fishing industry would be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal in March 2019.