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'They don't value us!' Fishing boss warns soft Brexit will be the END of UK fishing trade

July 4, 2018 11:29 AM
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'They don't value us!' Fishing boss warns soft Brexit will be the END of UK fishing trade

A BREXIT deal in which Britain remains in the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) or closely aligned to the bloc will result in the end of Britain’s fishing industry, warned fishing industry boss Angela Harrison.

Angela Harrison, a partner at Pengelly's fishmongers in Cornwall, said the British Government does not value the British fishing industry nor understand the true potential it has for the country after Brexit.

Speaking on BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Ms Harrison said: “What gets me very angry is that people out of the industry don’t value our industry.

“Look at the commodity we have. Look at all the water around our island. Our industry is worth billions and billions of pounds.

“We could still fish sustainably, we are responsible buyers buying from responsible fishermen and we need to support this, support the future of our industry.

“Our government, they don’t realise the potential that fishing has for our country.”

On Wednesday, Environment Secretary Michael Gove set out the UK’s ambitious plan for a new fishing regime as Britain “takes back control” post-Brexit.

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Source: express.co.uk

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