The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation says the fishing industry will keep up pressure over key Brexit goals
“Outside the Common Fisheries Policy, which is where we will be, this is perfectly normal. It is what other major fishing nations such as Norway and Iceland do.
“Similarly, those nations do not trade away access to their waters in exchange for access to EU markets for their seafood produce. The UK government has recognised this in its negotiating mandate and we fully intend to hold them to that.”
Ms Macdonald added: “The EU is insisting that the status quo should prevail, whereby the UK catches only less than 40% of the available quota stocks in our waters.
“That, of course, is untenable. UK ministers and negotiators need to stick to their guns and deliver the Sea of Opportunity that will so patently benefit our coastal communities.”
Source: Press release – Scottish Fishermen’s Federation