Common Fisheries Policy

Stop the Common Fisheries Policy being adopted into UK law post-Brexit.

I am today calling on the Government to make the fishing industry a stand-alone entity, outside of the ‘Great Repeal Bill,’ after George Eustice revealed the Government will adopt the ‘technical measures’ of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) into UK law on our leaving the EU, using Theresa May’s so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill.”

On the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, Britain can leave the CFP and reclaim its 200-mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ) under international law (UNCLOS).

Adopting UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) would allow total UK control over access; the setting of quota; fisheries management, and fishing systems; rather than blindly following the terms dictated to us by Brussels.

However, adopting the CFP into UK law for transitional purposes not only allows continued access for EU vessels into UK waters but also opens the possibility for the EU taking legal action, claiming, ‘continuity of rights.’

Therefore, if we are to have a fishing industry post-Brexit, keeping the terms of the CFP in place is not an option!

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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/204098