UK fisheries & the EU referendum: What’s the catch?
At the heart of the debate is (1) the past, present and future impacts of the EU’s common fisheries policy on the UK’s fishing communities, (2) the sustainability of fish stocks and whether fishermen are best placed to judge what constitutes a sustainable catch, (3) how fair is the current system for British fisheries and whether they would get a better deal by voting out.
Bryce Stewart addresses these questions in his chapter in our EU referendum and the Environment expert review. He has since shared its main findings in many blogs, including The Conversation and the NFFO website. Two weeks ago he presented his work at the Maritime Foundation.
You can watch part of Bryce’s presentation, access his full slides and fact-sheet below:
- Bryce Stewart’s chapter in our expert review