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Fishing communities feel ‘betrayed’

COMMUNITIES around Mallaig and along the West Coast are said to have been left feeling betrayed after the draft terms of the Brexit transition deal revealed the UK government has agreed to abide by the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules for the whole of the transition period, which ends after December 2020.

It means Britain’s share of the total allowable catches – fixed for decades under the ‘relative stability’ quota arrangement – will still remain exactly the same for 21 months after the UK leaves the EU.

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