'Don't take my waters!' EU fisherman fear 'fishing DISASTER' after UK regains control

November 13, 2017 7:07 AM

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'Don't take my waters!' EU fisherman fear 'fishing DISASTER' after UK regains control

A DUTCH fisherman has said that British waters are his - amid concerns that Brexit could trigger a disaster domino effect in Europe's waters.

Speaking to German channel DW, a group of Dutch fishermen said that Brexit would trigger the collapse of 50 per cent of their own fleet.

Tim Visser, who represents the Dutch fishing industry, said local economies could collapse if Dutch fishing fleets were forced to only fish in Dutch waters.

The European Union has managed a highly-regulated Fisheries Policy, much to the ire of British fishermen who have to share the country's water with European competitors.

Mr Visser: "This is a disaster coming. This will have a huge impact on Europe, a very bad domino effect.

"If three fishing vessels were to stop in this city, everything would tumble and the economy would collapse."

Source: express.co.uk

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