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Navy: Fisheries

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL2604, tabled on 26 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for additional naval assets to provide for increased protection to UK fisheries in both the UK territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone following withdrawal from the EU and the London Fisheries Convention.

Answered on

7 November 2017

Defra is making a full assessment of the scale and volume of sea-based patrol capability required after we leave the EU with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy and other agencies.

The Government has established a Joint Maritime Operational Coordination Centre to coordinate all sea-based patrol activity across marine agencies to derive maximum surveillance benefit.