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UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

UK to withdraw from international fishing arrangement

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The government is to end an arrangement that allows other countries to fish in UK waters, it has been announced. The convention allows Irish, Dutch, French, German and Belgian vessels to fish within six and 12 nautical miles of UK coastline.Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the move would help take back control of fishing access to UK waters.The European Commission said it "took note" but felt the convention had been superseded by EU law. Ireland's minister for agriculture, food and the marine, Michael Creed, however, said it was "unwelcome and unhelpful"."Brexit poses very serious challenges to the seafood sector and this announcement will form part of the negotiations," he said.The Scottish government backed the idea, saying it had been pressing for it "for some time".The London Fi...