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Ex-EU Fisheries Chair gives evidence to Lords Committee

26 February 2020

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee takes further evidence on the forthcoming fisheries negotiations with the EU.


Wednesday 26 February, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am

  • Chris Davies, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Fisheries 2019-20

Areas of discussion

The EU and UK are aiming to aiming to reach agreement on what access EU fleets will have to UK fishing waters by 1 July this year. Chris Davies will speak with the Committee about his insights into the EU perspective having chaired the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee in 2019-20.

Key points of discussion will include:

  • What the EU's interests will be during the negotiations
  • What the Government should be see seeking to achieve in the negotiations
  • Whether the UK's ability to grant or deny access to its waters is a strong lever
  • Whether a Norwegian-style deal work between the UK and EU

Further information