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Protecting UK (and Falklands) fisheries in a post Brexit scenario

Wednesday, December 20th 2017 - 08:48 UTC
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In the midst of the Brexit debate in the UK, and its expected consequences, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has anticipated EU fishing quotas referred to UK will be scrapped and if things go as planned by the cabinet member, French, Spanish, Danish and other nations fishing fleets will be chased form illegally fishing in UK waters. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    But don't the territorial waters around the Falkland Islands belong to Argentina?

    By a ruling of the UN, Argentina will extend its maritime platform (Politica Argentina) ; New map of the maritime platform reaffirms the sovereignty of Malvinas with UN endorsement (ElCronista); Argentina enlarges its territory 35%, with a UN endorsement ...(La Capital).To add to this euphoric atmosphere the Argentine Foreign Minister stated, ''This is a historic opportunity for Argentina. We have taken a great step in the demarcation of the outer limit of our continental shelf; the most extensive boundary of Argentina and our border with humanity,'' Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra told La Nacion, which tomorrow will publicly announce the details of this resolution. (Susana Malcorra, quoted by Dinatale M, La Nacion, Argentina, 27 March 2016).

    Argentina's Continental Shelf Claims and The UN CLCA Commission (1 page):-

    Dec 20th, 2017 - 10:17 am - Link - Report abuse +2
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Gove desperately trying not to look like a ventriloquists dummy.
    (also bullsh**ing about chasing EU vessels out of UK waters)

    Dec 20th, 2017 - 01:10 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • Ancient Moaner

    The Falkland Islands manage their own fisheries protection without the aid of the British forces, though the Royal Navy does deploy a vessel to the Falklands which is of a type normally used in the North Sea for fisheries protection. If one of the new ships is sent to the South Atlantic it will be as a guard ship, but not for fisheries protection. This assumption that the Islands are part of the UK is really annoying; we are an autonomous territory and financially independent from the UK. Clearly what happens post-Brexit is of great concern to us, because much of the product of the fishery which drives our economy is sold in Spain and the majority of our fishing companies have close associations with Spanish companies. Should a grey ship of the Royal Navy turn up and start chasing away Spanish vessels licensed by our government to fish in our conservation zone, there would be hell to pay.

    Dec 20th, 2017 - 05:33 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • golfcronie

    Don't worry, we have every respect for the FALKLANDERS and their way of life.

    Dec 20th, 2017 - 08:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Of course Gove “strongly identifies” with Tyrion Lannister, as Cristina does with Danaerys Targaryen - so a faceoff between them would at least be dramatic ;)

    Dec 20th, 2017 - 10:00 pm - Link - Report abuse -2
  • King Penguin

    The answer to bring Bob's question doesn't the territorial waters belong to Argentina can be found in the interesting article he attached which includes ”Argentina hopes dashed as IN excluded territorial waters of Falkland Islands , South Georgia , Sandwich Islands and Antarrica, so the sender is no according to IN , but good that Argentina now has more control over it'd own marine resources , they should conserve it wisely

    Dec 20th, 2017 - 11:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JFrench

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 03:28 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Ancient Moaner

    If the Argentines had taken the trouble to read the small print they would have seen that the UN specifically excluded the Falkland Islands territorial waters from their acceptance of Argentina's new expanded definition of the maritime platform. Clearly they have as usual exercised selectivity with regard to facts that do not fit their sovereignty obsession.

    Dec 21st, 2017 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Asha

    England will return the Malvinas within 25 years.

    Dec 24th, 2017 - 03:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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