The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into force on 31 December 2020. This agreement provides regulatory autonomy of management decisions in each party’s waters. The UK is now able to establish its own regulations for fisheries, as provided for by the UK Fisheries Act 2020, and is no longer bound to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules.
Trilateral and bilateral negotiations started in January between the UK and adjacent coastal states to establish an agreement on total allowable catches for shared stocks, and other fishery management measures for 2021.
With the UK participating for the first time as an independent Coastal State this Fisheries Management and Innovation Group (FMIG) bite-size meeting will look at the complexities of these negotiations and the lessons learnt.
Colin FaulknerDeputy Director, External Fisheries Negotiations & Trade Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Allan GibbHead of Sea Fisheries Division, Marine Scotland
Tom PickerellNorth Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA)
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