EXPRESS /// The October deadline for Brexit negotiations has come and gone with neither side able to come to an agreement on fishing rights for EU vessels in UK waters under a new relationship.
Crucial talks are set to continue as the end of the transition period looms closer – coming to an end on December 31. Negotiations were gridlocked over issues such as fishing and state aid, but the CEO of the NFFO has claimed the EU created an “artificial linkage” between trade and fisheries.
#NEWSLINKS: The EU in these negotiations have done everything in their power to tie fishing to trade in the hopes fishing quotas and rules around British fisheries could never be changed unless the whole trade agreement is opened. This tactic is being used to secure EU’s future access into British waters without the threat of renegotiating quotas and access into Britains waters on a yearly bases.
Boris has been holding the line on fisheries telling the EU hands off our waters, but we wait to see the final agreement between the two sides if one is found.