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Fisheries after Brexit

For this special IfG Live event, panellists will discuss the importance of fisheries to negotiations and the UK and EU positions.

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Fisheries has been a major area of contention between the UK and EU during the Brexit process. With an initial ambition to conclude negotiations on fisheries agreement by July, both parties are under pressure to reconcile their divergent positions in under a month – with both sides admitting that an agreement is unlikely.

At this event, panellists discussed the importance of fisheries to negotiations, the UK and EU positions and whether a deal can be struck. Panellists will also consider the UK’s priorities as an independent coastal state and how this may vary across the nations of the UK.


  • Theresa Villiers MP, Former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Deidre Brock MP, SNP spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Barrie Deas, Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations
  • James Kane, Associate at the Institute for Government

This event was chaired by Maddy Thimont Jack, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Government.


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