George Eustice – 2021 Comments on the Seafood Fund

The comments made by George Eustice, the Environment Secretary, on 11 September 2021.

Over the last nine months, we have taken some important steps in the right direction for our fishing industry.

We’ve taken our independent seat at the Regional Fisheries Management Organisations, we have agreed a quota exchange mechanism, and we have seen an uplift in quota for UK vessels.

Now, this major investment will benefit coastal communities up and down the UK. The first investment from our £100M Seafood Fund will boost science and innovation in the fishing industry and, coupled with our Fisheries Act, help us ensure that we have the most sustainable fleet in the world.