Original publication: June 2017
Authors: José Manuel SOBRINO HEREDIA, Bertrand LE GALLIC, Simon MARDLE, Sébastien METZ , Thünen-Institut of Sea Fisheries in Hamburg: Doering Ralf;Kempf Alexander;Belschner Tobias;Berkenhagen Jörg;Bernreuther, Matthias;Hentsch Solveig;Kraus Gerd;Raetz Hans-Joachim;Rohlf Norbert;Simons Sarah;Stransky Christoph;Ulleweit Jens
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Common Fisheries Policy and BREXIT

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This is the reference document of the Workshop on “Common Fisheries Policy and BREXIT” of 21th June 2017, organised by the Committee on Fisheries (COMPECH) and the Policy Department B (PECH Research) of the European Parliament. It is structured in three parts:

1. Legal framework for governance

This study identifies and describes the main aspects of the CFP, both internal and external, that could potentially be legally affected by Brexit. It assesses the legal framework for governance between the EU and the UK and analyses, in broad terms, previous exits from the EU and the Preferential Agreements between the EU and third countries covering fisheries matters. It also examines possible future EU-UK agreements on fisheries issues.

2. Trade and economic related issues

The aim of this study is to present a description of the bilateral trade between the UK and the EU-27 in different possible scenarios, based on relevant case-studies. Also the study describes the main markets of fish and fisheries products and economic-related issues. It provides an economic analysis of the expected consequences of Brexit.

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3. Resources and fisheries.

The aim of this study is to analyse the example of German fisheries in ‘North Western waters’ and the ‘North Sea to describe and discuss potential consequences of Brexit and draw generic conclusions for some the most important principles of the EU Common Fisheries Policy). Brexit will have significant effects on fisheries of 8 MS fishing in UK waters. Main principles of the CFP like relative stability, adoption of technical measures or the implementation of the landing obligation will be affected and likely need to be renegotiated. Additionally, Brexit will affect the scientific research advisory system of the CFP and impact on marine research cooperation, in general.

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