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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Fishery Protection ships are patrolling UK waters at any one time; and what is the total number in the squadron. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL463 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>We are unable to confirm the position at a UK level as fisheries protection is a devolved matter. However, the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Squadron comprises of 3 offshore patrol vessels of which one is currently tasked to meet the contractual commitment to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) for the purposes of fisheries enforcement in England.</p><p> </p><p>The number of RN Offshore Patrol Vessels reflects the adoption of a risk based, intelligence led operational model that enables targeted enforcement interventions in the right place at the right time. The requirement for all vessels over 12 metres in length to be fitted with the satellite tracking devices (Vessel Monitoring System) gives a real time picture of where fishing activity is happening enabling the efficient employment of patrol vessels. This information is monitored at the MMO control room in Newcastle.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, when the RN Offshore Patrol Vessels are at sea but conducting other tasks they are still able to provide a presence which has a deterrent effect. This is supplemented by joint working with other agencies such as Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authorities (IFCAs), UK Border Force (UKBF) and the Police to ensure effective and timely intervention where illegal activity is suspected. Radar sweeps can be used by patrol vessels to identify potential targets and the AIS (Automatic Identification System) is also used in fisheries enforcement to detect fishing activity, including where fishing vessels are operating.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:53:20.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:53:20.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many Marine Conservation Areas there are in UK waters; and whether they have a target for the number of those areas. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
star this property answer text <p>There are a total of 297 Marine Protected Areas in UK waters. This includes 87 Marine Conservation Zones (Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas in Scotland) and 210 Marine Protected Areas set up under the Birds and Habitats Directives.</p><p>We aim to consult on the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones in English waters in Spring 2018, with designations in Spring 2019. There is no target number of sites. The objective is to complete our contribution to the international ecologically-coherent network of Marine Protected Areas in the North East Atlantic by including a representative range of the species and habitats in our seas.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-06T13:35:56.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-06T13:35:56.313Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many sea defence areas have been established during the last 10 years in North-West England; and where each such area is located. more like this
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Lord Fearn more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The following schemes, resulting in improved protection from flooding and/or erosion for over 20,000 properties, have been, or are currently being, undertaken since 2007 in the North West of England:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Item</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Defences</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Date</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>Morecambe coast protection scheme phases five and six</p></td><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2007</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>Crane Wharf tidal river defences</p></td><td><p>Chester</p></td><td><p>2007</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>Thornton-Cleveleys phases two and three coast protection scheme</p></td><td><p>Wyre</p></td><td><p>2008</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>Hesketh Outmarsh West</p></td><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2008</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>Lower Lancaster tidal Flood Alleviation Scheme phases one and two</p></td><td><p>Lancaster</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>Stanah) sea defence improvements</p></td><td><p>Poulton-le-Fylde, Wyre</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>West Kirby coast protection scheme</p></td><td><p>Wirral</p></td><td><p>2009</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>Cleveleys sea defence improvement works phase four</p></td><td><p>Wyre</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>River Wyre embankment stabilisation works</p></td><td><p>Fleetwood, Wyre</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>Cleveleys groyne works</p></td><td><p>Wyre</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>Blackpool Central Area Scheme</p></td><td><p>Blackpool</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>Cleveleys beach recharge works</p></td><td><p>Wyre</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>Dubb Mill Point highway coast protection works</p></td><td><p>Allonby, Cumbria</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>Eskmeals highway coast protection works</p></td><td><p>Cumbria</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>Hightown dune restoration works</p></td><td><p>Sefton</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>Teal Bay shingle management (groyne) works</p></td><td><p>Morecambe Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>River Mersey Warrington tidal flood risk management scheme phase 1</p></td><td><p>Cheshire</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>Sunderland Point coast protection works</p></td><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>Whitehaven Harbour emergency works</p></td><td><p>Cumbria</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>West Shore Park coast protection scheme</p></td><td><p>Barrow</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>Knott End sea defence replacement</p></td><td><p>Wyre</p></td><td><p>2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>Starr Hills sand dune management</p></td><td><p>Blackpool</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>Anchorsholme coast protection scheme</p></td><td><p>Blackpool</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>Hesketh Outmarsh East managed realignment</p></td><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>Rossall coast protection and sea defence scheme phases one and two of three</p></td><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2018</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>Morcambe sea defence improvement works</p></td><td><p>Lancashire</p></td><td><p>2019</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, there are dune restoration programmes on the Fylde Peninsula and the Sefton coast.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T10:42:25.357Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T10:42:25.357Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how they plan to maintain the UK's current food supplies level after Brexit, in the light of the findings of the study A food Brexit: time to get real that the EU is providing 31 per cent of the UK's food supply. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL938 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The potential issues for food supply following EU exit that are raised in the report “A Food Brexit: time to get real” are being addressed through a number of Bills outlined in the Queen’s Speech. These include an Agricultural Bill, a Fisheries Bill, an EU Repeal Bill, a Trade Bill and a Customs Bill. Analysis to inform the development of our legislative programme in preparation for leaving the EU is well underway.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T11:22:49.773Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T11:22:49.773Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to prevent the curlew from becoming extinct since that bird was added to the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red list for Birds, in December 2015. more like this
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Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL519 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK network of 270 classified special protection areas, covering approximately 2.8 million hectares of key habitats, protects many rare, threatened and vulnerable birds including curlews.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s agri-environment schemes have been designed to encourage habitat management including for curlew conservation in targeted areas, to provide suitable nesting and foraging conditions.</p><p> </p><p>Natural England is working with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds on a recovery programme aimed at providing a coordinated approach to the management of curlew habitats, including predator control to increase breeding numbers. This forms part of an international action plan to address the ‘near threatened’ status of the curlew, which the UK will support in our role as signatory of the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T14:25:02.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T14:25:02.39Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what are the comparative statistics for air quality in (1) Nottingham, Southampton and Derby, which are proposed Clean Air Zones, and (2) the City of Bath. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL762 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The report <em>Air pollution in the UK 2015</em>, which was published in September 2016, reported all four locations to be compliant in all air pollutants levels with the exception of the mean annual concentrations of nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>) that were all reported to be above the 40 μg/m<sup>3</sup> limit value.</p><p>The 2015 national air quality plan for NO<sub>2</sub> showed the highest projected mean annual concentrations of NO<sub>2 </sub>to be 42 μg/m<sup>3</sup>, 41 μg/m<sup>3</sup>, 43 μg/m<sup>3</sup> and 35 μg/m<sup>3 </sup>in 2020, for the respective air quality zones for Nottingham, Southampton, Derby and Bath. The projections modelling is being updated to take into account the latest evidence and the final revised air quality plan will be published by 31 July, following consideration of consultation responses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-20T15:14:03.24Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T15:14:03.24Z
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits, costs and risks of instituting an exclusive economic zone around the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL467 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
star this property answer text <p>When the UK leaves the EU it will automatically become an independent coastal state. It will have rights to manage access to its waters and to work with other Coastal States, including the EU, to manage shared stocks and agree shares of fishing opportunities. The UK is already responsible for fisheries enforcement matters within its Exclusive Economic Zone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-18T16:53:43.803Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-18T16:53:43.803Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to farmers and growers of the reduction in the bee population in the UK. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL295 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
star this property answer text <p>Bees and other pollinators play an essential role in our £100 billion food industry. In 2014, Defra published an independent review of the evidence on the status and value of pollinators. The review estimated that the total value of all pollinators through the value of insect-pollinated crops in the UK was approximately £600 million per year.</p><p> </p><p>The review also identified an overall decline in wild bee diversity over the last 50 years but concluded that we cannot say with confidence whether this impacts generally on the yield or quality of UK crops.</p><p> </p><p>We are taking action to understand better and manage any risks associated with changes in pollinator populations. In collaboration with research institutes and volunteer organisations, we have established a pollinator monitoring and research partnership to gather further data and improve our understanding of the status of pollinators and pollination services in the UK. We have also introduced a Pollinator and Wildlife Package to our Countryside Stewardship Scheme in England and are working with farmers, business and conservation organisations to provide pollinator habitat on farmland, in urban areas and in gardens in order to boost pollinator populations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-12T16:11:11.69Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-12T16:11:11.69Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on British farmers if the UK becomes subject to the five per cent agriculture subsidy cap imposed by the World Trade Organisation on non-EU members, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>Our focus is on getting the best deal possible for our farming industry and on providing stability for farmers as we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The UK’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments are currently set out within the EU’s schedules. We are developing UK-specific schedules that will replicate the EU’s current obligations at the WTO, including a share of the EU allowance for providing domestic support to agriculture, known as the Aggregate Measurement of Support (AMS).</p><p> </p><p>The EU currently has a €72 billion allowance for AMS of which it only uses a small portion. This allowance is in addition to the amount of five per cent of the value of production which all WTO members are allowed to spend on trade distorting subsidies for agriculture.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T15:43:58.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T15:43:58.18Z
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star this property date less than 2017-06-22more like thismore than 2017-06-22
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security afforded to Marine Conservation Areas; and how many prosecutions have been brought against unlawful incursions. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>All protected sites are protected from the point of designation through the planning and licensing process. The condition of all marine protected sites is monitored and when harmful activities are identified new measures are developed to manage them.</p><p>Between 2011 and 2016 the Inshore Fishery and Coastal Authorities made 166 successful prosecutions for infractions of byelaws in the 0-6nm region. 994 verbal warnings, 515 written warnings and 110 fixed penalties were issued in the same period. The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) considers there is good compliance within the current MMO byelaw areas (6-12nm).</p><p>The security of marine protected sites is supported by periodic patrolling from Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessels and the monitoring of Vessel Monitoring System data. There have been records of incursions from vessels and MMO has followed these up, but no cases have resulted in prosecution.</p><p>For protected sites in the 12-200nm zone the Government is currently in negotiations with Other Member States to introduce management measures through the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which will be enforced by MMO. Taking back control of our waters and gaining a fairer share of quotas when we leave the EU are key priorities for the UK. We are currently analysing all fisheries legislation including CFP to determine what changes we might need to introduce.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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less than 2017-07-05T16:14:15.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T16:14:15.607Z
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