Giles Watling, MP for Clacton, has questioned the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, on the steps the Government’s new independent fisheries policy. You can read the exchange below, and watch it here.
You can also read about the independent fisheries policy here.
"As my right hon. Friend knows, we do not have a very large fishing fleet on the glorious coastline of Clacton-on-Sea, but we do have many fish and chip shops. Will he assure me that, post-Brexit, those who fish in our waters will be encouraged to fish sustainably so that we can enjoy the wide of variety of fish that we currently do?"
"It is always a pleasure to visit my hon. Friend’s constituency, and he is absolutely right. We need to make sure that sustainability is at the heart of everything we do so that we make sure that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy healthy waters and the harvest they bring."