Farming and fishing can be Brexit winners – Telegraph.co.uk

Farming and fishing can be Brexit winners – Telegraph.co.uk

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The UK fishing fleet, around 6,000 vessels, lands some 708,000 tons of fish a year, worth almost £800m. The entire industry, including packing and processing, accounts for under 0.1pc of GDP. Fishing, though, was once a large employer. It is also, for many, hugely symbolic of our relationship with Europe.

The UK is withdrawing from the London Fishing Convention, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced. This was welcome and important. When it comes to fishing, the gains from Brexit are clear, relatively immediate and should appeal to multiple interest groups.

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