Thursday 22 November 2018 / 6:54 PM Luke Pollard

Fishing and the Brexit political declaration – Luke Pollard responds

Luke Pollard MP, Shadow Fisheries Minister, commenting on the political declaration with the EU Commission, said:

“Theresa May has broken all her promises to the fishing industry about what Brexit will mean for them. We’d already heard that we won’t be able to take back control of our waters during the transition period, and now this new political declaration confirms that we won’t be able to do so after we actually leave the EU.

“The Tories have refused to act, but Labour is determined to make Brexit work for fishing. That’s why we’ll fight to change the Government’s Fisheries Bill, so that it distributes fishing quota in a way that protects coastal communities and the fishing industry.”