The European Fisheries Alliance (EUFA) met with Michael Barnier to exchange views on the current Brexit progress and to discuss all possible Brexit outcomes.
EUFA is appreciative to Mr Barnier for a very constructive meeting and thank him and his team for their tireless work over the past two years to achieve a balanced and mutually beneficial Brexit agreement.
EUFA reaffirmed the importance of achieving a post-Brexit legal framework for the fisheries sector that ensures reciprocal access to fishing grounds, resources and markets for EU and UK fleets as well as long sustainable management of fisheries resources.
Following the meeting EUFA Chairman Gerard van Balsfoort stated that:
“As European industry we are very grateful to Mr. Barnier for his availability and openness to our concerns. EUFA fully supports TF 50’s efforts to reach a mutually beneficial Brexit agreement”.
He continued: “The fisheries sector in the European Union has relied on established ties with the United Kingdom for centuries and was built on the integrity of the EU single market. I welcome Mr. Barnier’s determination to ensure both are maintained after March 2019”.