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Fisheries: UK Trade with EU

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 75120, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has in place to support the UK fishing industry in the event that the EU activate provisions of Article 506 in the Trade and Co-operation Agreement applying tariffs to British fish exports.

Answered on

23 November 2021

Our approach to fisheries licensing under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement has been reasonable and fully in line with our commitments. Technical discussions continue with the European Commission and French administration to determine whether there is further information available that would support vessels to qualify for a licence. Vessels that provide the required evidence will receive a licence.