Exploring the opportunities that Brexit may present to the East Anglian fishing industry.
Peter Aldous seeks Government backing for the fairer distribution of fishing quota and more environmentally sustainable fishing methods which would encourage the revitalisation of coastal communities such as Lowestoft.
Speaking in a debate on fishing and leaving the EU, Peter Aldous calls on the Government to ensure that local fishermen and support industries can earn a fair living, that a sustainable fisheries management system is put in place and that benefits go to local people, local communities and local businesses.
Peter Aldous seeks an assurance from the Government that post-Brexit fishing quota will be fairly distributed to enable the revitalisation of the Lowestoft fishing industry; with local fishermen being able to earn enough for a fair living for themselves and to supply the local merchants and processors needed to support the industry.
Peter Aldous receives an assurance from the Government that post-Brexit the UK’s control of our fisheries is secure and will not be traded away in future trade negotiations as this is a vital part of the long-term strategy to revive the East Anglian fishing industry.
Peter Aldous leads a Parliamentary debate on the future of the East Anglian fishing fleet. He calls on the Government to take the opportunity of Brexit and the consequent withdrawal from the common fisheries policy to put in place a brand new policy framework that can give fishing in East Anglia a fresh lease of life and bring significant benefits to the ports and communities in which the industry is based.
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