The Fishery Protection Squadron of the Royal Navy is out protecting the United Kingdom’s fishermen against hostile EU fishermen who have attempted to steal United Kingdom fish, claim British fishermen.
As it currently stands, the Fishery Protection Squadron patrol 80,000 square nautical miles of sea. The squadron protects the interests of over 24,000 people that are employed through the fishing industry.
It says on their website: “The Fishery Protection Squadron is the oldest front-line squadron in the Royal Navy. With a small headquarters staff based at Portsmouth Naval Base, the FPS is made up of four River-class offshore patrol vessels and one helicopter.
This small but dedicated team patrols 80,000 square miles of sea, upholding international law, treaties and agreements and protecting the UK’s precious fishing rights.
The Fishery Protection Squadron also has a secondary role in conducting inspections of all fishing vessels in UK waters and acting as an arbitrator between rival vessels when disputes arise. Their versatile offshore patrol vessels can also be used in maritime counter-terrorism, counter-drug surveillance, and pollution control.”.
It comes as French leader, Emanuel Macron ha threatened the United Kingdom over a so-called “no-deal Brexit”. The French Leader has insisted that French vessels should be allowed to fish in UK waters after we leave the European Union.