To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what his policy is on fishing rights in UK waters around Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.
19 July 2017
We are committed to acting on the decision taken by the British people to leave the EU and to withdraw from the Common Fisheries Policy. As announced in the Queen’s Speech, the Government will introduce a Fisheries Bill, enabling the UK to take responsibility for the access to and management of its fishing waters. The introduction of the Bill is supplemented by our decision to leave the London Fisheries Convention. The UK Government triggered withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention on 3 July 2017, marking the first step towards building a new domestic fishing policy – one which leads to a more competitive, profitable and sustainable industry for the whole of the UK.