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The Fishing for Leave (FFL) campaign is highlighting four words in the recently released Conservative manifesto that they believe indicates the UK’s lack of ambition to take control of UK waters following Britain’s exit from the European Union.
UK fisheries minister George Eustice has written to the NFFO to allay concerns over the British government’s plans for the UK’s departure from the European Union.
Complete control of fisheries in UK waters must be restored during the Brexit negotiations, Scottish industry leaders insisted today as the government prepared to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
According to the NFFO, which represents much of the English fishing industry, regardless of the Scottish referendum result in 2014, the SNP Government in Edinburgh remains clear on its objective to lead Scotland out of the UK. This could eventually place Scotland back within the CFP.
Speaking ahead of today’s Holyrood parliamentary debate on Brexit and Scotland’s rural economy, Scottish fishing industry leaders claim that the EU referendum has handed the Scottish fishing industry an unparalleled opportunity to deliver a significant boost to investment and employment for our fragile coastal communities.
The referendum to leave the EU represents a seismic change for the UK fishing industry, according to the NFFO chairman’s report.
A delegation of Scottish fishing industry leaders has launched the start of their campaign to ensure that fishing forms a fundamental part of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, describing it as ‘sea of opportunity’ for delivering a sustainable future.