The European Union has been told by Germany they must now prepare for their fishermen not being allowed to fish in British waters.
The fisheries row has been intensifying over recent weeks Germany’s Michael Roth the European Affairs Minister warned the EU will block any free-trade agreement if there is no access to the UK’s fishing grounds.
He told the European Parliament on Wednesday, “We do understand that the UK wants certain advantages for its own fishermen, for its own fisheries industry.
“But common resources need to be managed together in a sustainable way, which means we cannot accept that the UK would exclude EU fisheries efforts from its territorial waters all together.”
Agriculture minister Julia Klockner said, “We need to defend the interest of our fisheries industry and our processing industry in the EU.
“Our fishermen and woman need access rights to the UK’s territorial waters and need fishing opportunities.
“I certainly hope that a timely agreement is possible. But, of course, we need to prepare for all scenarios, including a no-deal scenario.”
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