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.
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.