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UK Ready To Defend British Waters After Brexit As French Threaten To Illegally Fish

The United Kingdom will be able to police its waters effectively after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, say Government ministers, as the UK aims to take back control of its fishing rights after we leave the EU.

The United Kingdom is currently party of the Common Fisheries Policy, a policy that the United Kingdom signed up to as part of the European Union’s single market.

The Common Fisheries Policy allowed foreign vessels to freely access United Kingdom waters for fish. Fishermen have voiced their concerns on the policy for decades. The fishing communities across Britain majorly backed the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.

As it currently stands, French vessels and other foreign ships from the EU can access UK fish, as the UK is an island country, it has an abundance of coastline, something the French need vital access to. It’s hoped that Boris will immediately reverse the Common Fisheries Policy, a move that will enable the United Kingdom to regain full control of its fishing rights.

A government spokesperson quashed lies and has stated that the United Kingdom will be able to effectively police its waters. The spokesperson said:

“Britain is leaving the EU on Oct 31st with or without a deal. We are confident that we will have the ships and the expertise we need to properly enforce security in UK waters.”