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Fish: Conservation

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL9236, tabled on 4 July 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold discussions with North Sea Coastal States in setting conservation measures for future fish stocks.

Answered on

17 July 2018

The Government published its Fisheries White Paper Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations on 4 July. We explained that as an independent coastal state we will work closely with the EU and other coastal states, including Norway and the Faroe Islands, to manage transboundary stocks sustainably. The UK has long championed sustainable fishing and is committed to such cooperation.

The UK will apply to be an independent member of regional fisheries management organisations including the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, where we will pursue our interests in negotiations on important pelagic stocks in this area.