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Navy: Fisheries

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 43517, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the duties of the Royal Navy Fisheries Protection squadron.

Answered on

13 September 2021

At the end of the EU Exit Transition Period, the Royal Navy (RN) increased the availability of assets to ensure readiness to react to any increased demand from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to deal with illegal fishing or non-compliance. The RN Overseas Patrol Squadron remains ready to assist the MMO as required in Marine Enforcement duties.