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The Brexit and the fisheries : Also, Europe has a lot to lose

The fishing continues to play a major role for the self-understanding in Grimsby. Although the fish catch has in the East of England port city, the best days are behind him, but even there you are not to speak, as in other British seaside towns on the EU. The common fisheries policy of the EU allowed it, especially the French, Irish and Danish fishermen in British waters, cast out the nets.

British fishermen were in favour of Brexit

Because you feel from the fishermen of the EU countries threatened, have voted their British colleagues during the Referendum in 2016, mainly for the Brexit. And therefore it was only right that the British Prime Minister Theresa May said at the beginning of March in Grimsby with a view to the Referendum three years ago: "The decision in favor of 'Leave' and we must adhere to."

The fisheries policy is one of the areas where a hard Brexit for EU countries has at least as many disadvantages as it is for the UK. A hard Brexit would mean for the fishing industry in the UK, that is the Export of mackerel and herring would be assigned in the direction of the continent, with customs duties. But on the other hand, for example, French fishermen in Dieppe fear for their jobs in the event that it comes to apply an adjustment to the exit of Britain from the EU.

On Friday, the EU Commissioner for Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, presented in Brussels, what are the consequences of a possible "hard Brexit" would have on the coming Friday. "In case of No-Deal-Brexit EU would require fishing fleets to the waters of the United Kingdom, and the British vessels to leave the waters of the EU," said Vella, clip and clear.

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According to the Malta-born Commissioner for the EU fisheries policy is a "positive heritage" of the community. Thanks to the common policy, it had managed to end Overfishing in the waters of the UK and other EU countries, he said. Therefore, the EU intends, after the departure of the UK on a joint sustainable fishing in the North sea and the Atlantic ocean.

A hard Brexit could make the EU a dash through the bill. An uncontrolled withdrawal of Britain from the EU would have "significant negative consequences for the part of the EU fleet access to the waters of the United Kingdom-dependent," said the fisheries Commissioner.

EU fisheries Fund could cover

the fleets are well-equipped So that the affected Fishing for a "hard Brexit", you can take according to Vella, EU funding from the EU fisheries Fund. Also direct aid from the member States for fishermen.

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However, according to the will of the EU Commission, it shall not come so far in the first place. To the shock of No-Deal-Brexit alleviate, want Brussels to offer in some areas, transitional arrangements, if the UK joins in. "We have adopted new rules that simplify the fishing permits for EU vessels in British waters – and Vice versa," said Vella.

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