We are delighted to have true blue Brexiteer Theresa Villiers appointed as Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
We hope she can finally move us to realising the tremendous £6-8bn #Brexit boom British fishing & coastal communities can have.
The minimum we Need legislated for in the #FisheriesBill is;
✔ Complete Sovereignty over our EEZ.
✔ No ties or alignment to the CFP.
✔ Repatriation of all our resources under #ZonalAttachment.
✔ NO access or resource swaps unless reciprocal in value.
✔ Equal allocation of repatriated resources to ALL fishers.
✔ Strong #EconomicLink on ownership & landings.
✔ Trials of alternative discard free management to replace current socio-economic & environmental mess of arbitrary individual species quotas.
If we get those we’ll have the foundation for rejuvenated coastal communities & success on an acid test of #Brexit
We look forward to meeting the new Secretary of State soon.