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Post-Brexit fishing rights high on agenda

DEFA minister calms CL concerns

Manx territorial seas will be protected from exploitaiton, when EU fishing agreements fall after Brexit.

That reassurance from the Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Geoffrey Boot, after concerns were raised by political pressure group the Celtic League.

An emergency resolution was passed at the League's AGM in Peel last weekend, calling for urgent action to protect the integrity of Manx territorial seas.

In theory, when EU agreements on fishing fall away, the Island will have greater control over its waters.

Mr Boot says his department is working hard to ensure the Isle of Man claims its rights in the new era ahead:

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