MSP warns of dangers for fishing in Brexit negotiations

MSP Maree Todd has warned that Scottish fishing communities will have their interests bartered away by the UK government in their Brexit negotiations. Speaking in a Scottish Parliament debate on sea fisheries and endyear negotiations, Ms Todd praised the contribution of Scotland’s fishing communities but was corned that they would be considered ‘expendable’ by the UK government during Brexit negotiations.

She said: “I do not doubt that there should be opportunities for fishing postBrexit but, like many in my community, I fear that the UK Government will once again consider the industry to be expendable and barter away our interests.” “Are we expected to believe that fishing rights in Scottish waters will take precedence over passporting arrangements for London’s financial sector?”

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