How the Brexit transition deal let the UK’s fishing industry down

Craig Andrew McAngus, Christopher Ian Huggins

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One part of the UK and EU’s transition deal that is causing controversy is over fishing rights and access to UK waters for EU vessels. Negotiators have agreed that the UK will effectively remain part of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, but without a direct say in its rules, until 2021.

News of the deal was met with anger from organisations representing fishermen, with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation chief executive, Bertie Armstrong, stating that it “falls far short of an acceptable deal”. The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has spoken of UK capitulation to EU demands.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2018


  • European Union (EU)
  • Fishing
  • Brexit
  • Common Fisheries Policy
  • Brexit deal
  • Brexit transition
  • United Kingdom (UK)


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