Fishing quota boost distributed across the Union

The government has announced the allocation of additional fishing quota between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

The UK Government has now set out how additional fishing quota, secured through the negotiations in December last year, will be split between Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England in 2021.

Since becoming an independent coastal state, the UK has gained an uplift in fishing quota over and above what it had before leaving the EU. This uplift, estimated to be worth around £146m, will be delivered over the next five years.

This is equivalent to 25% of the value of the EU’s average annual historic catch in UK waters. The majority of this quota – 15% of the EU’s historic catch in UK waters – will be transferred this year and will now be distributed across the four nations of the UK.

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