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Fisheries: Redundancy

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL12314, tabled on 19 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on job losses within the UK fishing industry.

Answered on

2 February 2021

Under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the UK has secured tariff free access for fisheries products caught or from aquaculture and a substantial transfer of quota from the EU which will benefit fishing communities across the UK. The Government has not made an assessment of the impact of the Agreement on any job losses within the UK fishing industry. On 24 December the Prime Minister announced an additional £100 million programme to support UK fishing communities and rejuvenate the industry. We will provide more details of this funding in due course.