Fishing deal secured! Brexit Britain and EU agree new terms – £333m opportunity for UK

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London and Brussels have agreed catch limits for 70 shared fish stocks worth approximately £333m in fishing opportunities to UK vessels.

When in the EU, Brussels was in charge of determining catch levels in UK waters for all member states.

Now the UK is freedom from the trade bloc the EU must take part in annual discussions with Britain to agree on its catch.

The deal signed today replaces provisional catch limits set by the two sides earlier this year.

Environment Secretary George Eustice said: “As we move forward as an independent coastal State, we have been steadfast in representing the interests of our industry and seeking to manage our fisheries more sustainably.

“This agreement provides certainty to our fishing industry and we now have a stable platform in place for managing our fisheries this year and in future years.”

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