May 19, 2024
Expert picks out four ways EU’s CFP crushed British fisheries
What crushed British fishing is fourfold. The surrender; mismanagement; corporatisation and penetration of national resources in what many in the fishing industry believe was a slow series of contrived steps.
What crushed British fishing is fourfold. The surrender; mismanagement; corporatisation and penetration of national resources in what many in the fishing industry believe was a slow series of contrived steps.

THE EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) crushed British fishing in four different ways, the leader of Save Britain’s Fish John Ashworth claimed in a recent report.

On the future trade deal between the UK and the EU, French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing Brussels to adopt a hardline stance. Even before the negotiations started, the French Government made clear to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier that he had to push for stronger commitments on regulatory alignments and access to UK fishing waters in return for maintaining free trade. Mr Macron said he was willing to put up a fight over the issue back in February but so is Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Britons are not likely to forgive the former Mayor of London any concessions on the matter.

The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was a central part in the Brexit campaign and the majority of British fishermen and people living in coastal towns pushed for Britain to leave the bloc.

British fishermen believe UK waters are not only overfished by other EU countries but that the CFP also means they are restricted as to how much they can fish.

In a report for the Brexit think tank ‘Red Cell’ titled ‘Putting The Fisheries Negotiations Into Context’ and published in March, the leader of Save Britain’s Fish John Ashworth brilliantly explained the four things the EU did that completely crushed UK fishing.

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