Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/10/22

Reporters: Brexit, a sea of uncertainty for fishermen

“Ninety-six percent of British fishermen voted for Brexit, saying they wanted to “get their waters back” and break away from the European Union’s Common Fisheries Policy, which they believe has damaged their industry. But with the Brexit deadline looming closer, British and other European fishermen who rely on the fish-rich seas of the British Isles are none the wiser as to how leaving the EU will affect their livelihoods.
British fishermen blame the EU’s quota system, which sets catch limits per species, for preventing them from earning a decent living. They also want to see fewer boats from other EU countries fishing in Britain’s Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ), an area defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea which stretches 200 nautical miles from the coastline. As long as the UK is in the EU, its EEZ is classed as common waters.”

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Fonte: France24, 19 de outubro de 2018

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