Dutch fishermen worried about Brexit consequences

Fishing boat
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Dutch fishermen are very concerned about the effect the United Kingdom's imminent departure fromt he European Union will have on the industry. In the worse case scenario, Dutch fishermen may be banned from British waters - a disaster as more than half of their catch come from tese waters. They call on politicians to prevent this from happening, NOS reports.

"English newspapers are full of texts on foreign fishermen who have to leave", Johan Nooitgedagt of the Nederlandse Vissersbond said to the broadcasters. "We are very concerned about that."

The Nederlandse Vissersbond, VisNed and the European association of Pelagic fisheries PFA set up a document in which they explain how few sectors will feel the impact of the Brexit more than fishing. They call on EU negotiators to "do their best to provide for European fishermen to have something left."

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