Head of 3PB's maritime team David Richards together with Andrew Oliver host a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit on the Fisheries industry

24th February 2017

David Richards, head of 3PB’s maritime team, hosted a seminar exploring the implications of Brexit for the UK fisheries industry. Together with Andrew Oliver of Andrew Jackson and Co. they discussed future regulation following Brexit with representatives of the industry from across England and Wales and from both fishers, POs and regulators. Following presentations and a round table discussion the meeting concluded that areas of most concern looking forward are:

  • Whether the Great repeal Bill will be an exercise in buying time by the government
  • The need to reclaim territorial waters for exclusive use of the UK inshore fleet and to serve notice under the London Convention 1964
  • The need to strengthen the economic link requirements for flag ships
  • The assertion of UK regulation of technical requirements, as is done by Norway and Iceland
  • To ensure proper, full and as far as possible unified input from the whole industry to the Government’s Brexit Group Monthly Meeting