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Fisheries: Denmark

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL2605, tabled on 26 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the government of Denmark following the decision to withdraw the UK from the London Fisheries Convention and the Danish claim to have historical rights to fish in UK waters that precede the signing of the Convention.

Answered on

3 November 2017

The UK Government has had no discussions with the government of Denmark about the London Fisheries Convention or Danish claims to have historical rights to fish in UK waters. Denmark does not have rights within the UK’s 6-12 mile zone which is the area covered under the London Convention, but does have access to the UK’s 12-200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone under the Common Fisheries Policy. The Government has been clear that when we leave the EU, the UK will be an Independent Coastal State and will be able to decide on access to UK waters.