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 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.