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We need to talk about fishing communities

Current conversations about Brexit and fishing must consider the future of fishing communities, how they trade their catch and how they might thrive in the future.

Professor of Rural Development Jeremy Phillipson believes it's vital these discussions take place alongside those about sustainability and access to fish stocks.

In a blog for the Centre for Rural Economy, Professor Phillipson poses some key questions:

  • Who will be involved in developing and implementing future fisheries policy?
  • How can we create a firm basis for a coherent and purposeful relationship with our neighbours to manage fishing?
  • Do we need a future vision and management plan for the entire fish production, processing and distribution chain?

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A fishing trawler leaves the River Tyne in search of the next catch.
A fishing trawler leaves the River Tyne in search of the next catch.

published on: 27 February 2018