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(03 June 2021) - The EU and the United Kingdom concluded today the negotiations on an agreement in principle setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks for 2021.

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The successful conclusion of the negotiations, which started in January, creates “a strong basis for continued EU-UK cooperation in the area of fisheries.”

Today's agreement in principle on the management of key shared stocks secures the fishing rights of both the EU and the UK fleets in both the EU and the UK waters until the end of 2021, as foreseen under the TCA.

It establishes the total allowable catches (TAC) for 75 shared fish stocks for 2021, as well as for some deep-sea stocks for 2021 and 2022. It also provides clarity on access limits for non-quota species.

The signing of the agreement, expected in the coming days, will also enable both parties to engage in quota exchanges.

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