Duncan: Brexit is an opportunity for the fishing industry

26-Aug-2016 @ 13:45

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Duncan: Brexit is an opportunity for the fishing industry

Brexit presents a significant opportunity for the UK fishing industry, according to Conservative Fisheries spokesman Ian Duncan MEP.

He was speaking after a meeting in Peterhead with representatives from the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Clyde Fishermen’s Association, the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association, the Mallaig and North-West Fishermen’s Association and the Scallop Association.

“For too long the Scottish fishing industry has faced more and more unnecessary and burdensome EU regulation," he said. "We now have the opportunity to negotiate a system that best represents the needs of fishermen.

"The talks will be complex, but by fully engaging the fishing community, I am confident that we can strike the best deal possible for fishermen."

Mr Duncan was joined at the meeting by Conservative MSPs Peter Chapman and Finlay Carson.

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