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Why now is a critical time in the fight to end overfishing

If current negotiations fail to set science-based catch limits, there will be little fish or fishing industry left to fight over.

Marine conservationalist, Senior UK Policy Advisor to Oceana

With Brexit negotiations now over, it would be natural for people to be tired of all the fish fighting. But whilst the UK and the EU have agreed on who gets to fish in certain areas, one crucial issue is still pending: how much will be fished?

This week, the UK and the EU start negotiating 2021 catch limits - otherwise known as Total Allowable Catches (TACs) - for over 70 fish populations shared among the two parties. This will be the first time the UK negotiates with the EU as a non-Member State.

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