Brussels and Britain on collision course over fishing rights during transition period

BRUSSELS has set itself on a collision course with Britain after diplomatic sources made clear the EU27 would fight any attempt by the UK Government to renegotiate fishing quotas in British waters during the two-year transition period following Brexit.

EU diplomats believe the UK should remain governed up to March 2021 by the Common Fisheries Policy, which gives member states fishing rights between 12 and 200 nautical miles off the UK coastline, but it should have no role in deciding the size of catches elsewhere in Europe.

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