The Northern External Waters post-Brexit

Some key facts about UK fishing

  • The north Atlantic has a plentiful stock of cod and haddock supplying the UK’s fish & chip shops
  • The UK imports most of the fish it eats and exports most of what it catches
  • Cod and haddock are UK consumers' favourite fish
  • These fish are found in abundance in the Northern External Waters, a term used by the European Union to describe the waters to the north of its waters
  • To provide British fish for our fish & chip shops, Kirkella uses quotas from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Norway
  • If these quotas were to become unavailable, the UK would have to import even more of its cod and haddock from Norway and elsewhere