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Brexit 19-01-2021

‘Brexit carnage’: shellfish trucks protest in London over export delays

More than 20 shellfish trucks parked on roads near the British parliament and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street residence on Monday (18 January) to protest against post-Brexit bureaucracy that has throttled exports to the European Union.
Brexit 15-01-2021

UK fishing industry faces £1m daily losses after Brexit

The Scottish fishing industry is counting the "crippling" costs of new bureaucratic requirements to export their catch to the EU, prompting industry leaders to warn that without immediate government support there could be "permanent casualties".
Brexit 14-01-2021

Scottish fishermen threaten to dump rotten shellfish outside British parliament

Scottish fishermen have threatened to dump rotten shellfish outside the British parliament after their deliveries to the European Union were blocked by post-Brexit red tape.
Brexit 08-01-2021

Brexit ‘perfect storm’ hits Scottish seafood exporters

A "perfect storm" of post-Brexit red tape and coronavirus restrictions could threaten the future of the industry, said Scottish seafood exporters on Friday (8 January).
Brexit 29-12-2020

Brexit deal puts UK fishermen in uncharted waters

The fishermen of Ramsgate, a once thriving seaside town in southern England, had high hopes that Brexit would bring back the pre-EU glory days of teeming catches and lively fish auctions.
Brexit 25-12-2020

France offers fishermen aid after Brexit trade deal

The French government on Thursday (24 December) announced measures to support fishermen and fishmongers, including up to €30,000 in individual aid, after the European Union and the UK reached a post-Brexit trade agreement.
Brexit 24-12-2020

EU gives up 25% of fish quota in UK waters

European Union fishing fleets will have to give up a quarter of their current catch in British waters over the next five and a half years, officials said Thursday (24 December).
Brexit 24-12-2020

Johnson to announce EU trade deal after cutting fisheries pact

The UK and European Union are expected on Thursday (24 December) to agree a new trade and security deal just a week before the end of the post-Brexit transition period.
Brexit 23-12-2020

EU and UK post-Brexit trade deal in sight

The European Union and Britain could agree the terms of a post-Brexit trade deal within hours, European sources said Wednesday (23 December), as negotiators sought to hammer out the last details.
Brexit 23-12-2020

EU rejects UK fish offer but door still open for deal

The EU has rejected the latest UK offer on fishing but is ready to pursue a post-Brexit trade deal even beyond the end of the year, diplomats said on Tuesday (22 December).
Brexit 22-12-2020

English fishing boats forced to remain in port during virus border closures

Fishing boats in the north of England were forced to remain in port on Monday (21 December) because of the disruption to supply chains caused by French border closures following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant in the UK.
Brexit 22-12-2020

Brexit talks flirt with failure as new deadline blown

EU and UK trade talks inched onwards under renewed pressure Monday (21 December) as transport chaos triggered by the emergence of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus in Britain overshadowed efforts to reach a Brexit deal.
Brexit 20-12-2020

Fisheries dispute threatens to sink post-Brexit trade deal

The deadlocked negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal were on the brink of failure Sunday (20 December), as both sides dug in their heels over access to the UK's rich fishing waters.
Brexit 16-12-2020

Progress on Brexit but coming days will be critical, says EU chief

The EU's chief executive said on Wednesday (16 December) she could not say if there would be a trade deal with Britain but there had been progress and the next few days would be critical.
Brexit 14-12-2020

UK readies navy to protect fishing if Brexit talks fail

Britain on Saturday (12 December) readied armed Royal Navy ships to patrol its fishing waters if tempers flare after a "no-deal" Brexit as a make-or-break deadline approached for talks with the European Union.
Brexit 13-12-2020

Leaders to push Brexit trade talks beyond latest deadline

London and Brussels agreed to more talks on a trade agreement, even though they still have a long way to go to avert a turbulent ‘no deal’ exit for Britain from the EU orbit at the end of the month.

Fighting for the ocean: the story of tackling IUU

The European Union is leading the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and has a lot to be proud of. Yet, many challenges are still lying ahead, writes Virginijus Sinkevičius.
Brexit 04-12-2020

Margin for compromise limited as Brexit talks go down to wire

European diplomats warned Thursday (3 December) they have made all the concessions they can in trade talks with Britain, as Downing Street vowed to press ahead with a UK law that could undermine Brussels' remaining trust in London.
Brexit 21-10-2020

Brexit waves threaten to wreck Belgian fishing

Britain's departure from the European single market will disrupt many long-standing economic relationships and could yet devastate one of the oldest – the Belgian fishing fleet's work in UK waters.
Brexit 15-10-2020

The UK, the EU and fisheries: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

Just as Europeans aren’t asking for the sacrifice of British businesses in order to maintain access to the EU single market, we cannot accept the sacrifice of our fishermen, write Pierre Karleskind, Nathalie Loiseau and 57 other MEPs.
Agrifood 03-04-2020

Sinkevicius: Commission’s measures bring relief to troubled EU fisheries

The new support mechanism for the temporary storage of fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption will foster greater market stability and reduce the risk of having such products wasted or redirected to non-human food purposes, Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.com
Agrifood 20-02-2020

‘UK has the fish, but Europe has the market’, fisheries committee chair says

In his first interview as the new chair of the parliamentary committee on fisheries (PECH), the Renew Europe MEP Pierre Karleskind called for a fisheries agreement with the UK that recreates the current situation whereby EU fishermen can have access to British waters and UK seafood can be sold on the Single Market.
Brexit 07-02-2020

France to Britain: No fish for finance deal

The European Union must not give the UK concessions on access to EU financial markets in exchange for rights to fish in British waters, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday (6 February).
Brexit 30-01-2020

UK sets out plan to reclaim sovereignty over fishing waters post-Brexit

The British government introduced legislation Wednesday (29 January) to end the automatic right of European Union boats to fish in its waters, although they could be allowed back under a post-Brexit trade deal.
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