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Fisheries: Quotas

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 14473, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will mark World Oceans Day by committing that the UK will not set any future fishing quotas in excess of scientific advice.

Answered on

17 June 2022

The UK’s approach is that Total Allowable Catches for all species should be based on the best available scientific advice. The goal is to seek to maintain fish stocks and fisheries at sustainable levels in the long term or to rebuild them to such levels, where necessary.