Look out for the reduction in Nephrops quota.

Defra ‘UK government reached a deal for the UK fishing industry, achieving quota increases and ensuring sustainable fish stocks. Tough UK driven decisions have delivered significant reform of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, leading to improvements in fish stocks, substantial quota increases and a more profitable industry, Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced.

The UK government fought hard to deliver a better deal for the UK fishing industry from the EU, achieving significant quota increases for iconic species like North Sea Cod next year, and a doubling of Channel Plaice, while continuing to conserve fish stocks in order to safeguard the future livelihoods of our fishing fleets and coastal communities. This showcases how UK-led reform in the EU can ensure the best of both worlds for our industry and consumers. This announcement follows negotiations at the annual EU Fisheries and Agriculture Council where fishing quotas for 2016 were agreed. Decisions were based on three clear principles: following the available scientific advice; achieving sustainable levels of fishing and reducing discards. As a result of UK-led reforms to ensure EU fisheries become more sustainable, the scientific evidence for many of our iconic species was positive this year.’ To read more go to:


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