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    UK to ban foreign fishing vessels from its waters.

    The British government has announced that it plans to withdraw from an agreement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters.

    The London Fisheries Convention, signed in 1964 allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish between six and twelve miles from the UK coastline.

    Environment Secretary Michael Gove says the move would help "take back control" of fishing access to UK waters.

    Clearly, this is Brexit-related; British fishing communities were amongst the strongest supporters of withdrawal. However, the convention was signed 9 years before the UK joined the then EEC and the Brexit referendum vote wasn't about this convention.

    RTÉ News: UK to withdraw from deal that allows foreign countries to fish in its waters
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    That's 12 nautical miles which is closer to 14 miles and over 22km. It would affect us I'd image only in terms of the Howth boats that fish around the IoM. But Ireland should also withdraw.
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    I presume that the other countries affected will be doing the same for British boats in their waters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    That's 12 nautical miles which is closer to 14 miles and over 22km. It would affect us I'd image only in terms of the Howth boats that fish around the IoM.
    IoM waters aren't UK waters though, strictly speaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    I presume that the other countries affected will be doing the same for British boats in their waters?
    Yep. The British will lose access to the other countries' waters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wascurito View Post
    Yep. The British will lose access to the other countries' waters.
    Yes and Rockall?
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    British government looking out for British industries, a great move for British fishermen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gijoe View Post
    That's 12 nautical miles which is closer to 14 miles and over 22km. It would affect us I'd image only in terms of the Howth boats that fish around the IoM. But Ireland should also withdraw.
    I wonder how NI boats will feel about it.

    I started this thread some months ago and this move complicates matters.

    Should NI fishing boats have access to RoI waters?
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    Rule, Britannia!


    Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!
    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

    When Britain first, at heaven's command,
    Arose from out the azure main,
    This was the charter of the land,
    And Guardian Angels sang this strain:

    (Chorus)

    The nations not so blest as thee
    Must, in their turn, to tyrants fall,
    While thou shalt flourish great and free:
    The dread and envy of them all.

    (Chorus)

    Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
    More dreadful from each foreign stroke,
    As the loud blast that tears the skies
    Serves but to root thy native oak.

    (Chorus)

    Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame;
    All their attempts to bend thee down
    Will but arouse thy generous flame,
    But work their woe and thy renown.

    (Chorus)

    To thee belongs the rural reign;
    Thy cities shall with commerce shine;
    All thine shall be the subject main,
    And every shore it circles, thine.

    (Chorus)

    The Muses, still with freedom found,
    Shall to thy happy coasts repair.
    Blest isle! with matchless beauty crowned,
    And manly hearts to guard the fair.

    (Chorus)
    Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!
    Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.


    We should get out too

    - these 'agreements' have destroyed our native fishing industry!
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