Brexit: failure to secure UK-Norway fishing deal a ‘disaster’ for sector

Talks on quotas collapsed on Friday, endangering jobs and threatening to push up price of fish and chips

The failure of the UK government to seal a fishing quota deal with Norway – despite heralding a “historic” Brexit agreement with the country last year – is a disaster that will have serious consequences, say fishery leaders.

“This is actually a loss of real fishing opportunities,” said Barrie Deas, the chief executive of the National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations, “and in that sense we’ve gone backwards”.

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