Post-Brexit Policy in the UK: A New Dawn? Fisheries, Seafood and the Marine Environment

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For the management of our seas, Brexit offers an opportunity for greater ambition, for sustainability to take centre stage, and for longer term thinking.
Sharing the management of our fisheries and maintaining good relations with the EU and other relevant countries will be essential for ensuring sustainability and maintaining favourable trade in seafood.
Zero to low tariff trade in both exported and imported seafood is essential for ensuring the profitable sale of the fish the UK catches, and the affordability of the seafood the UK consumes.
Ultimately, the success of fisheries relies on a healthy marine environment. Existing marine environmental regulations should be improved, not weakened, during the Brexit process.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of York
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2017


  • Brexit
  • Fisheries
  • Fisheries management
  • Seafood
  • Marine environment
  • Conservation
  • common fisheries policy

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