Exploring the opportunities that Brexit may present to the East Anglian fishing industry.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to encourage innovative techniques to decrease the environmental impact of detonating UXOs and calls for a review the regulatory framework to pursue an ecosystem approach that takes full account of the increasing and varied demand on our marine resources.
Peter Aldous calls on the Government to ensure that the promotion of investment in ports, manufacturing and processing infrastructure is fully and properly co-ordinated to help coastal communities drive forward covid recovery in the energy, fishing, food and trade sectors.
Peter Aldous urges the Government not to compromise on fishing in the EU trade negotiations as the renaissance of the East Anglian fishing industry depends on there being significantly more fish available to land in ports such as Lowestoft and a framework for investment in ports and processing.
Peter Aldous asks the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about the role of fishing in the national infrastructure strategy as investment is needed in port and processing infrastructure to revitalise the East Anglian fishing industry.
Speaking in the debate on the Fisheries Bill, Peter Aldous calls for the new UK fishing policy to ensure benefits go to local communities and to be truly sustainable with an end to supertrawlers and practices such as electric pulse fishing in UK waters.
Peter Aldous highlights local disparities in the allocation of funding through the domestic seafood supply scheme and calls for Government support to enable the East Anglian fishing industry to meet the infrastructure and other costs in preparation for the end of the transition period.
Peter Aldous outlines measures needed in the Fisheries Bill to revitalise the East Anglian fishing industry, boost economic regeneration of coastal towns and ensure we fish sustainably, in particlar we need to tighten loopholes so that unacceptable practices, such as electro-pulse fishing, are not permitted. In the forthcoming EU negotiations, Peter highlights the need to change the way fishing opportunities are allocated between countries by moving to a geographical-area means of allocation.