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Fish caught by foreign vessels in UK waters must be landed in UK, says UKIP

Staff Writer | May 17, 2017
Foreign fishing vessels in British waters should land, process and sell their catches exclusively in the UK while paying the country a license fee, UKIP has said.
Mike Hookem
Britain   Post-Brexit fisheries policies
Outlining UKIP’s post-Brexit fisheries policies, Mike Hookem MEP said the industry is “waiting to be unleashed from the shackles of the EU.”

He said the UK government must make fisheries a “red line” in upcoming Brexit negotiations, scrap the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and enforce a 200-mile (320km) exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

UKIP wants a time-limited license to be offered to foreign vessels which allows them to fish in UK waters but requires them to land and process the fish in Britain.

Proceeds from the licenses would be “directly invested” into the UK fishing and processing industry, he said.