Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Spanish crew members working on the deck of a fishing trawler (Photo: courtesy CEPESCA)

Fishing will remain the yardstick of the Brexit deal

EUROPEAN UNION
Friday, October 16, 2020, 08:00 (GMT + 9)

Another key issue for the fisheries sector is the EU negotiations with the United Kingdom on Brexit, which are at a critical stage as Europe and London should close an agreement on fisheries in the coming weeks, in order to be ratified in time for its entry into force on January 1, 2021.
 
In this sense, Cepesca considers that linking the fishing agreement to the commercial agreement has been a fundamental point for the negotiation and fears that fishing will become an element of last consideration in the negotiation, as on other occasions. In the opinion of the affected Spanish industry, as well as their European colleagues associated with the European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA), the link between trade and fisheries treaties has not yet been used with all the force that is assumed. In his opinion, while this link has served to alienate the United Kingdom of its most maximalist claims, it has not been used to compensate for any of the many concessions that the EU will wisely make to the UK in other areas such as finance.
 
According to Javier Garat, “this is not the time to listen to siren songs like those that come from Great Britain, such as the possibility of a transitory period or the possibility of agreements on access and multi-year fees. The reality - adds Garat - is that a transitional period does not say anything if the destination is not known, and multi-year agreements would only serve to postpone the problem, since at the end of the first period the British claims would return and this time there would be no commercial agreement to balance negotiating positions ”.
 
In the opinion of the sector, it is time to reaffirm itself in all aspects of the EU's negotiating mandate and stand firm as its terms are fair and balanced for both parties. The judgment of the sector, a good example of this is that it does not require the United Kingdom to return the 26% increase in its quotas that occurred when the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was established in 1983 and with it the hackneyed principle of relative stability. This increase, the sector points out, forced countries such as Denmark and Sweden to hand over a large part of their fishing rights in order to freely access British waters. On the contrary, and depending on the sector, the mandate only requests the maintenance of the current situation and not, as would be pertinent, return the rights acquired as a member of a club once it is decided to unsubscribe.
 
According to Garat, “taking into account that there are 88 Spanish-flagged vessels that, with around 2,150 crew members, have the possibility of fishing in the UK's fishing grounds, we are at stake in these negotiations. Therefore, it is important to get a good agreement that benefits all parties. It gives us the impression that fishing will continue to be the yardstick of the Brexit agreement, so that both the government of Spain, as well as the rest of the Member States and the European Commission itself must continue to defend the negotiating mandate of the UE and play all the available cards ”.
 


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Peru
Oct 30, 23:00 (GMT + 9):
Landing of fishery resources grew 81.4% in September
Germany
Oct 30, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
BAADER and Skaginn 3X Join Forces
South Korea
Oct 30, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
N. Korea blames Seoul’s ‘improper control’ for death of fisheries official
United States
Oct 30, 12:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Import │ Frozen octopus │ 2019/20
European Union
Oct 30, 12:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │Import │ Frozen octopus: Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Mexico, Vietnam │ 2020
European Union
Oct 30, 12:00 (GMT + 9):
Statistics │ Export to USA and others │Frozen octopus │2020
Ghana
Oct 30, 11:40 (GMT + 9):
Ghanaian workers report alleged abuses on Chinese-owned fishing vessels
Argentina
Oct 30, 08:00 (GMT + 9):
Science to take care of fishing resources: the Illex argentinus squid
United States
Oct 30, 08:00 (GMT + 9):
SeaAhead and New England Aquarium Announce The BlueSwell Incubator’s First Cohort of Selected Startups
Canada
Oct 30, 05:00 (GMT + 9):
CAT to Open Aqua FeedTech Center in 2021, Championing Innovation in Aqua Feed
Peru
Oct 30, 02:20 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | EuropaAzul: Peru and Mexico confirm a recovery in local markets after the pandemic
Worldwide
Oct 30, 02:10 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | aqua.cl: Alpescas issues declaration by Chinese fishing fleet
Norway
Oct 30, 02:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SalmonBusiness: Egg-shaped closed farming concept takes a major step towards realization
United States
Oct 30, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | SeafoodSource: Phillips begins aggressive retail push with host of new products
Norway
Oct 30, 00:40 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | fishfarmingexpert: Salmon number cruncher Kontali bought out



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
The fisheries Brexit negotiation must exclude the privileges that the Common Fisheries Policy has granted to the UK since its inception
European Union The additional fishing quotas that the EU has historically allocated to the British have amounted to more than € 100 million annually in the last 10 years for Great Britain. ...
Tuna exports to Italy soar in September
Viet Nam NDO/VNA – Vietnam’s tuna exports to Italy soared by 8,599% last month over the same period last year. This staggering increase transformed Italy into Vietnam's largest tuna market in the EU in ...
Statistics │ Import by origin │Crab │ September 2020
South Korea Source: FIS.com | Click to enlarge it [email protected] www.fis.com...
Number of Chinese boats in Japanese fishing area increasing, global concern for squid status
Japan The following is an excerpt from an article published byRadio Free Asia (RFA) and Jiji Press Ltd: The number of Chinese boats allegedly illegally fishing for flying squid has been increasing rapidly ...
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2020 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER