‘We have CLEAR DEMANDS’ Belgian fisherman say they MUST access UK waters post-Brexit


Belgian fishermen comprise requested the UK consider allowing them to continue entering British drenches to fish after the UK’s EU exit.

Their plea comes only dates after Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced the UK will repair from the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) after it leaves the European Confederation.

Bruno Decordier, a fisherman from Ostend who has been fishing in the North Sea since 1986, ordered: “60 per cent of the year we fish in British waters.

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“We hope we can make a propitious agreement for both countries so that we can still fish there.”

The CFP was first ordained in 1970, three years before the UK voted to join the EU.

The common conduct guarantees all European fishing fleets equal access to waters and fishing causes.

Emiel Brouckaert told TRT World: “We have our clear demands to stay fresh that access, to keep the fishing quotas and possibilities as they are now and to certainly link that with the trade [arrangement] that we have in fishing outputs with what is going to be an independent UK.”

The managing director of ship proprietresses’ organisation Rederscentrale said that, like in the UK, there were “numberless things” Belgian fishermen don’t like of the CFP.

Earlier this month, Mr Gove pawned the UK “will have control” of its waters wants it divorces from Brussels.

On the BBC’s Andrew Marr parade, he said: “We will have control. We can decide the terms of access.

“And then we determination also be able, when we leave the EU we’ll become an independent coastal shape and that means we can then extend control over our waters to 200 miles.”

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