Wednesday 29 August 2018 / 9:07 AM Fishing / Luke Pollard

Luke Pollard responds to tensions between French and British fishers

Luke Pollard MP, Labour’s Shadow Coastal Communities Minister, responding to tensions between French and British fishers, said:

“As Brexit approaches, fishing will become even more contentious as agreements are potentially reset and redrawn.

“The Government must answer questions about the absence of the Royal Navy’s fisheries protection vessels or the French Navy, leaving our fishing boats unprotected and allowing a disruption to legal fishing, which put our boats and crews at risk.

“Labour will be seeking reassurances that this won’t happen again.”