Supertrawlers

11/08/2020

Thank you for contacting me about sustainable fishing in British waters and large trawling vessels. 

I share your concern about the protection and health of British waters and I am fully aware of the impact that super trawlers have on marine life. Our waters are a precious natural resource and they must be managed carefully. The future of the communities that earn their livelihoods from the sea and the biodiversity of the ocean depends on a balanced and considered approach to fisheries management. I understand that the access of super trawlers to UK waters is of significant concern to local fishing communities and to those working to protect our seas.

I have written to The Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in order to ensure my constituents concerns are heard at the highest level. 

I am confident that the Government is listening to concerns and taking action in the best interests of the UK.

I will update this once I have received an appropriate response. 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch.