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Thread #165570   Message #3999985
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
09-Jul-19 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
What is often overlooked is that 'control of the UK fisheries' means the UK government has a free hand in deciding who gets what rights. It is quite an assumption that the rights will be sold to UK fisheries if the Spanish or whoever are offering the UK government more money for the rights than UK fishing companies.

Yes, but it would be under the control of UK, not of EU. It would probably be worth leasing some of the licences to (say) Spain for a while anyway while the UK fishing fleet gears up to make the most of our waters being back under our control.