Now the UK is an independent coastal state negotiations have been underway and a £184m Brexit fishing deal has been signed with the EU and Norway for access to the North Sea.
The UK have agreed on the limits of fishing for Haddock, Cod, Plaice, Whiting, Saithe and Herring, which will ensure fishing stocks will be sustainable for the future.
The Fisheries Minister, Victoria Prentis said, “Today we successfully concluded the first trilateral fisheries negotiations between the UK, EU and Norway.
“As an independent coastal state we are committed to managing our fisheries sustainably, to the benefit of the fishing industry across the UK and our marine environment, now and in the years to come.”
Scotland’s Minister David Duguid added, “For the first time in decades we have concluded our first trilateral negotiations with the EU and Norway as an independent coastal state.
“The outcome represents an increase in the total allowable catch of certain key stocks for Scotland, such as Haddock and Whiting.
“Agreements have also been made which safeguard the long-term viability of some other key stocks such as cod.
“We remain committed to supporting the industry and being a champion for our coastal communities on the world stage.”