British fishermen want out of the EU – here’s why

Craig Andrew McAngus, Simon Usherwood

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Of all of the industries affected by Britain’s membership of the EU, fishing is one of the most significant. The Common Fisheries Policy, which governs where fleets can fish in the EU and sets quotas to conserve fish stocks, is known for being incredibly unpopular. And our recent polling shows that this translates to a near unanimous desire among British fishermen to leave the EU.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2016

Bibliographical note

Simon Usherwood receives funding from the "UK in a Changing Europe" programme.

Craig McAngus does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.


  • European Union (EU)
  • UK politics
  • Fishing
  • EU referendum
  • Brexit
  • Common Fisheries Policy
  • EU trade
  • European single market


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