[D]ismay over the announcement that the UK fishing industry will continue to be regulated by the EU during the Brexit transition period has been expressed by local MEP Paul Nuttall.
“It is good that the Brexit negotiations are progressing towards the finishing line but I am disappointed for our fishermen with the outcome of the latest talks,” said Mr Nuttall, UKIP Euro-MP.
It has been announced that during the transition period, which is to last until the end of 2020, Britain will only be able to “consult” on fishing rule changes.
“I’m afraid that allowing us to consult will mean that anything we want will just be ignored and that will obviously be to the detriment of our already decimated fishing fleet.
“They have been repeatedly betrayed and this seems to be another betrayal,” said Mr Nuttall.
UKIP’s fisheries spokesman, Mike Hookem, MEP, has called on fishermen across the whole country to unite and march en masse on Downing Street.