‘Betrayed’: UK fishing industry says Brexit deal threatens long-term damage

Anger that EU boats can work six miles off coast and that end of ‘quota swapping’ could outweigh any gains

The UK’s fishing sector will face immediate hardship and long-lasting damage under the new European Union deal, industry leaders and boat owners have claimed.

There is anger that “marginal” gains on the share of fish the UK fleet will be allowed to catch may be outweighed by the end of the system of “quota swapping”, which has until now enabled deals to be made between British boats and their counterparts from mainland Europe.

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