The United Kingdom has fully left the European Union and the government are now issuing direct warnings regarding a future EU-UK trade deal. It comes as the European Union is demanding full and unlimited access to UK waters in a future trade agreement. Importantly, Boris has said the UK will secure its own fishing waters.
The UK will become an independent and sovereign fishing state. As it currently stands, the UK is in the Common Fisheries Policy up until the end of the transition period in December 2021. Vitally, the UK’s coastal waters will go from 12 nautical miles to 200 as we leave the EU, which means EU vessels will struggle to cope without UK fish.
EU fishing vessels catch 8 times more fish than UK vessels do in the United Kingdom’s own waters. It’s hoped that when we leave the transition period, the UK will implement a full sovereign right of our fishing policy, allowing us to use all our coastline area, free from foreign vessels purging our coasts￼ of fish.