178. International fisheries agreements.

178.     International fisheries agreements.

As a matter of European Union law, the United Kingdom has transferred competence to the European Union (EU) with regard to the conservation and management of living marine resources. Hence, in this field, it is for the EU to adopt the relevant rules and regulations (which the authorities of the United Kingdom and other member states enforce), and it is within the competence of the EU to enter into external undertakings with third states or competent organisations1. With regard to fisheries, for a certain number of matters that are not directly related to