Paul Lines, chairman of Lowestoft Fish Market Alliance, told Express.co.uk that currently the UK has got hardly any rights to fish in their own waters and so the Government needs a firm strategy regarding how to progress the fishing industry after Brexit. He added that without infrastructure within the British fishing sector the marketplace will continue to be dominated by other European nations.
Mr Lines said: “On January 2 when community waters will become British waters out to two hundred miles or the median line, that is when the transition period ends, and we start to take control and redevelop our fishing industry.
“Because as it is at the moment, we have hardly got any right to fish in what we will call our own waters.
“We have got no vessel and that is where the Government need a firm strategy on how they intend to make use of this.
“Because you can have all you like, if you do not have infrastructure or boats to catch the fish then the whole marketplace will be Europe’s I’m afraid.
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“Whether people like to think it or not we are not a nation of fishing, but the continent is, and they have got all the markets.”
During the same interview, the British fisherman slammed Nicola Sturgeon’s independence wish list.
Mr Lines stated that the Scottish fishing industry would be an abject failure if Scotland left the UK and joined the European Union as Nicola Sturgeon desires.
The chairman of Lowestoft Fish Market Alliance added that Scotland is part of Great Britain and should follow the UK Government led by Boris Johnson.
He added: “Europe do not want them, they have told them they do not want them.
“As far as I can see she is part of Great Britain, we have got a Government in Great Britain and that is called Boris Johnson’s Government, he speaks for the union, she does not.
“She keeps coming out with stupid things of what she would like, they are wish lists.
“She has got no power, no control, she has got nothing.”