Beyond Brexit—UK signs Fisheries Framework Agreement with Norway

Beyond Brexit—UK signs Fisheries Framework Agreement with Norway

The UK has concluded a fisheries agreement with Norway on 30 September 2020, as preparations progress towards leaving the EU Common Fisheries Policy at the end of the Brexit transition period. The Fisheries Framework Agreement, signed by Environment Secretary, George Eustice, and Norwegian Fisheries Minister, Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen, enables the parties to agree on the exchange of fishing quotas, as well as mutual access to each other's areas of fisheries jurisdiction. Mutual exchange of fishing quotas and reciprocal fishing access will be facilitated by annual negotiations. The agreement, incorporating the ‘same principles’ that the UK is seeking with the EU, comes into force on 1 January 2021.

What happens next?

The UK will be negotiating fishing opportunities for 2021 as an independent coastal state, following its withdrawal from the EU Common Fisheries Policy at the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.

For further details, see: LNB News 30/09/2020 116

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