23 Mar 2018

Danish fishermen fear for their post-Brexit futures

Science Editor

It hasn’t been plain sailing this week for Theresa May’s Brexit negotiations, with a backlash building over fishing. Much to their annoyance, Britain’s fishermen learned this week they will have to wait until the end of 2020 to take back control of British waters.

But on leaving the EU, British rights will extend up to 200 miles from our coast. Fishermen in places like Denmark fear being banned from waters that they have fished for generations.