During a visit to Denmark, environment secretary Michael Gove said that ‘Danish fishermen will still be able to catch large amounts of fish in British waters, even if the British leave the EU’, as Britain did not have ‘enough production facilities to catch all the fish in British waters’.
The ‘Fishing for Leave’ campaign group responded, saying:
‘Secretary of State Michael Gove’s comments to the Danish fishing industry are astonishing and disappointing’.
‘Despite the continued meetings, engagement and reassurances which the industry has been given since the referendum, Mr Gove’s comments abroad suggest the Government’s private position sadly contradicts its public pronouncements’.
‘The information Mr Gove has been briefed, that Britain doesn’t have the capacity to harvest our own resources, is erroneous in the extreme’.
‘Under a fit for purpose UK policy the British fleet can easily harvest the fish the EU fleet is otherwise taking for free’.
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