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Fishing Limits

Boris Johnson ‘sacrificed’ Britain’s fishing industry to get deal with EU, fishermen say

Fishing Limits

National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations warns of ‘anger and frustration’

Jon Stone

Policy Correspondent


2 hours ago

Boris Johnson has sacrificed Britain’s fishing industry to get a Brexit trade deal with the EU, industry leaders have said.

Barrie Deas, chief executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, said there would be “frustration and anger” about the agreement reached in Brussels this afternoon, which he said contained “significant concessions”.


Under the agreement reached with Brussels, there would be a five-year transition period during which little would change, for EU fishermen to adjust to fishing less in British waters.

But after this, the EU catch would reduced by just 25 per cent, compared to a much higher 60 per cent cut the UK was asking for even until the last week of the negotiations.


It is also believed the UK failed to negotiate an exclusion of EU fishing fleets from its exclusive 12 mile economic zone, as it had been pushing for.

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Mr Johnson spoke at length to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen this week in discussions that are understood to have been key to signing an agreement.

“In the end it was clear that Boris Johnson wanted an overall trade deal and was willing to sacrifice fishing,” Mr Deas of the NFFO told the PA news agency.


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