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Denmark plea to keep access to UK fishing waters

by LLB Politics Reporter
28th May 20 4:33 pm

Denmark has warned Brussels that their fishing fleets will suffer severe economic consequences if the EU cannot strike a deal with the UK over fisheries.

Danish impact assessment which was run by the University of Copenhagen and commissioned by the country’s government, claim that the fishing sector will have far reaching affects over Brexit.

Three different scenarios predict net losses could range from 82% to 66%, and the worst-case scenario estimates that EU fishing vessels will be completely excluded from the UKs economic zone.

It further revealed that Danish landing values would decimate by some 57%, with profits by more than three quarters.

The BBC reported in March that Danish fishermen voiced their concerns that after Brexit, they not being allowed to fish in UK waters.

Fridi Magnussen, owner of the Asbjoern fishing trawler said, “60% of our catches come from UK waters, so Brexit is a big issue for us.

“The saying is they will ‘take back control’. We don’t know what that means.

“We go back to what? Through history we have been able to fish in the North Sea and the UK waters, for all time.”

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