Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to ensure the UK has control over fisheries policy in UK waters after the UK leaves the EU.

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

As an independent coastal state for the first time in over 40 years, access to UK waters will be on our terms, under our control and for the benefit of UK fishermen.

The Fisheries Bill includes proposals for the powers needed as a coastal state. This includes powers for the UK Government and devolved administrations to implement international agreements reached on access to UK waters, and to set fishing opportunities (principally quota).

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