A small delegation from the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations met recently (remotely) with Chief Negotiator, David Frost. The meeting took place ahead of five weeks of intensive negotiations designed to put momentum back into efforts to reach a deal on the future UK/EU relationship.
After the meeting NFFO Chief Executive, Barrie Deas, said:
“We were hugely reassured by this meeting. It is clear that for the UK negotiating team and the Government at the highest levels, getting the right deal on fishing is a not a matter of expedience but a matter of principle. The UK’s right to act as a fully independent coastal state is deeply intertwined with the UK’s sovereign rights after the end of the transition period. There will be no sell-out. Fishing is an absolute priority for the UK.”