Serious divergences
According to a statement by Michel Barnier, the UK demands an agreement on fisheries that shows Brexit makes a real difference, while the EU seeks a balanced, sustainable and long-term solution for European fishermen. Image: European Commission

Serious divergences

As the deadline passes for an extension to the transition period, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier warns that there remain ‘serious divergences’ following the latest four days of discussions between…

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Stalemate prospect on fisheries
A CFP-type arrangement would be politically unsellable in the UK, according to the NFFO

Stalemate prospect on fisheries

Responding to Michel Barnier’s comments a few days ago that no progress has been made on fisheries issues in the withdrawal negotiations, the NFFO states that this is hardly a…

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No progress on fisheries, says Barnier
With just eight months remaining of the transition period, the UK has yet to put forward a legal text concerning fisheries, according to Michel Barnier. Image: EU Commission

No progress on fisheries, says Barnier

In a statement following the second round of negotiations concerning the EU’s future relationship with the United Kingdom, chief negotiator Michel Barnier has stated that no progress has been made…

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Potential labour shortages for Scottish seafood industry
A points-based immigration regime could result in a shortage of labour for the Scottish seafood industry. Image: SSA

Potential labour shortages for Scottish seafood industry

After raising their concerns last week over the UK government’s policies on immigration and the implications for the seafood industry, Jimmy Buchan of the Scottish Seafood Association has been assured…

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UK negotiators urged to stand firm on fisheries
The SFA’s Simon Collins urges UK negotiators to stand firm as negotiations with the EU got underway

UK negotiators urged to stand firm on fisheries

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Shetland Fishermen’s Association has urged the UK’s negotiators to stand firm as talks over the future relationship between the UK and EU began. ‘Our European colleagues do not appear to…

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KFO supports Barnier’s commitment to fisheries
The KFO has welcomed Michel Barnier’s commitment to fisheries. Image: EU Commission

KFO supports Barnier’s commitment to fisheries

The EU's draft negotiating blueprint for Brexit trade talks has been welcomed by the Killybegs Fisheries Organisation (KFO), which sees it as offering tangible hope to the Irish industry after…

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‘Worst fears’ of Irish fishermen confirmed
Irish fishermen rely on UK waters for a substantial proportion of nephrops and mackerel catches

‘Worst fears’ of Irish fishermen confirmed

The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) has expressed its bemusement at the UK Fisheries Bill published today. This proposes denying Irish fishermen automatic access to UK waters, and would have catastrophic…

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