When the Boat comes in!

Response from the UK Gov.:-

 

Government responded:

When the UK leaves the EU, we will no longer be bound by the Common Fisheries Policy.

As an independent Coastal State, we will regain our rights to manage our fisheries in accordance with our rights under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and have control of our Exclusive Economic Zone (out to 200 nautical miles or the median line with other states). The UK will be responsible for the management of natural marine resources in this area and will be able to control and manage access to UK waters including fisheries.

The Government has always been clear that the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill ensures that, so far as possible, the same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before. This will provide the maximum possible certainty and continuity to businesses, workers and consumers across the UK – so that they can have confidence that they will not be subject to unexpected changes on the day we leave the EU.

The Bill delivers on our promise to end the supremacy of EU law in the UK. It is the mechanism by which the UK will leave the EU while taking back control.

The Fisheries Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech in June will demonstrate how we are taking back control of access to our waters and the allocation of fishing opportunities.

The remaining technical elements of current EU fisheries law will be incorporated in to UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, ensuring both certainty and that our fisheries are managed sustainably.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Fair Enough; let’s make sure they keep all their promises!

10 comments for “When the Boat comes in!

  1. Ed P
    November 22, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    We’ll need a few gunboats around the coast to enforce the limits. The Spanish, etc., etc., will not give up fishing near Britain without a fight.
    And whilst the gunboats are policing the waters, they’ll be able to intercept some of the many (perhaps up to 100/day) small boats plying a lucrative trade from France etc., stuffed to the gunwales with illegal immigrants. (Just visit any small fishing village on the East or South coast for proof.)

    • Errol
      November 22, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      Nah, the most threat our Navy pose is with sales to Durex. As a fighting force we may as well deploy a mother duck.

    • November 25, 2017 at 1:47 am

      British gunboats are made in Germany !!

  2. Pcar
    November 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Hmm, I find Gov’t response rather contradictory

    As an independent Coastal State, we will regain our rights to manage our fisheries in accordance with our rights under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and have control of our Exclusive Economic Zone (out to 200 nautical miles or the median line with other states). The UK will be responsible for the management of natural marine resources in this area and will be able to control and manage access to UK waters including fisheries.

    So we are Free

    The Government has always been clear that the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill ensures that, so far as possible, the same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before. This will provide the maximum possible certainty and continuity to businesses, workers and consumers across the UK – so that they can have confidence that they will not be subject to unexpected changes on the day we leave the EU.

    Oh, we’re not.

    .
    PM May, listen to JRM, Dyson, Martin, Minford and stop pointless negotiation, leave now.

    As for “Divorce bill”; EU has an £80 Billion pa Trade surplus with UK – EU should be paying UK for access.

    • Henry Kaye
      November 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Pcar, The key words in the govt statement are “as far as possible”.

  3. Pcar
    November 22, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Damn, forgot a / . Repost:

    Hmm, I find Gov’t response rather contradictory

    As an independent Coastal State, we will regain our rights to manage our fisheries in accordance with our rights under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and have control of our Exclusive Economic Zone (out to 200 nautical miles or the median line with other states). The UK will be responsible for the management of natural marine resources in this area and will be able to control and manage access to UK waters including fisheries.

    So we are Free

    The Government has always been clear that the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill ensures that, so far as possible, the same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before. This will provide the maximum possible certainty and continuity to businesses, workers and consumers across the UK – so that they can have confidence that they will not be subject to unexpected changes on the day we leave the EU.

    Oh, we’re not.

    .
    PM May, listen to JRM, Dyson, Martin, Minford and stop pointless negotiation, leave now.

    .
    As for “Divorse bill”; EU has an £80 Billion pa Trade surplus with UK – EU should be paying UK for access.

  4. Ted Treen
    November 22, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    There seems to be a line of thought developing that our political masters are mealy-mouthed equivocating deceitful mendacious self-serving hypocritical bastards. Whatever could have given this impression?

  5. Scroblene
    November 23, 2017 at 6:58 am

    As Amber Rudd is MP for Hastings and Rye, she will of course be doing her utmost to enforce the fishing rights of two of the best fleets on the South Coast. which have been devastated by failed policies and the invasion of the EU for so many years, they’re nearly finished.

    She will, won’t she? Do everything she can?

    As much as she can?

    • November 23, 2017 at 7:19 am

      A very good point, which reinforces my contention that you should never, ever put this type in any sort of power.

  6. Scroblene
    November 23, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Thank you James.

    I certainly know Hastings and Rye far better than Amber Rudd, although she isn’t my MP, I’m close by though. Born, parents homes, schooled, married, lived, kids etc – the lot both from the places above.

    Both towns are immensely proud of their fishing heritage, the shore-based fleet in Hastings has a fabulous past, with many families from there having fished for generations. Most of that has gone now, mainly to France and Spain.

    Rye has the Rother fleet, and that’s now decimated too. They can sell some direct to the public, but as you know, the EU interference forces them to chuck back so much, while the other countries just take it home and use it to feed people!

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she wasn’t kicked out at the next GE, and probably will go from office soon anyway. A remoaner for a HS is disgraceful.

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