The Fisheries Bill receives Royal Assent after 10 months in Parliament. The UK’s first major domestic fisheries legislation in nearly 40 years passed into law. The Fisheries Act 2020 gives the UK full control of its fishing waters for the first time since 1973. The Fisheries Act will enable the UK to control who fishes […]

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The NGOs have been scathing in their response to the recent developments with the Fisheries Bill; this theme has been picked up by the Guardian and Independent.   Fisheries Bill – Guardian Commentary Independent:  ‘UK’s post-Brexit fishing protections ‘pitifully weak’, warn conservationists Rhetoric that government will develop gold standard fisheries is ‘a joke’, campaigners say Conservation […]

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Package of consultations launched seeking views on opportunities for the fishing industry New proposals seek to ensure more catch is landed in the UK. The government is seeking views on new measures to boost our fishing industry, including how to fairly distribute the new opportunities from leaving the Common Fisheries Policy, and increase the economic […]

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MCS  Clara Johnstone    …        ‘However, it seems this opportunity is being wasted. When reading the latest version of the new Fisheries Bill I got an awful sense of déjà vu. Whilst many of the objectives relating to sustainability look good on paper, they mostly follow the same tone and offer the same commitments we have […]

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