Fisheries

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what agreements the Government has in place for UK fishing vessels to continue to access non-EU distant waters in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UK fishermen are currently able to access some non-EU distant waters via the EU’s international agreements, for example with Norway and the Faroe Islands. We are undertaking detailed contingency planning in consultation with industry partners, with respect to potential successor agreements in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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