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What Is Fishing Agreement


The answer – and thus the exact distribution of quotas between the UK, the EU and Norway – could be left to political deception. If the Commission succeeds in moving Member States away from their extreme position that quotas should remain exactly as they are now, it is possible that both sides will be able to find figures that meet the desire of British fishermen to increase quotas without causing unacceptable harm to the fishing industry in the EU`s neighbouring countries. A gradual review of quota allocation over time, as suggested in the UK Fisheries White Paper, rather than immediately after the end of the transition period, could pave the way for EU fishermen. A no-deal would also leave the EU without access to UK waters – where EU vessels fish the most – as the UK would then have full jurisdiction over 200 nautical miles of water off its coast under the exclusive economic zone. Therefore, the EU wants to maintain its access to UK fishing, which is an important issue for the UK, even though fishing accounts for less than 0.1% of its economy. . . .