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New Brexit paper: Fishing in deep waters

A new Brexit briefing paper assesses what the impact on leaving the EU might be on the seafood industry.


Leaving the EU will involve a combination of changes in tariffs, non-tariff measures, and also the amount of fish quotas that can be caught by the UK and the EU respectively. Several politicians and commentators have stated that Brexit means that the UK can take back control of its fishing waters.

Suzannah Walmsley, Fisheries Specialist at ABPmer, and Michael Gasiorek, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex, have written a new Brexit briefing paper for the UK Trade Policy Observatory that assesses what the impact on leaving the EU might be on the seafood industry.

As the nature of the UK’s future trade relations with the EU are still uncertain, the paper explores several simulations which aim to capture the key variants of Brexit that appear to be under discussion.

Download the briefing paper: Fishing in deep waters

The paper is being launched today (25 July) at The Royal Institute of International Affairs in Chatham House, London.

Image courtesy Andrew Pearson