Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Pushed to the limit?

The blue line is the 12-mile limit.

On the eve of the referendum, the UK registered Newlyn netter Ajax fishing for hake finds herself less than 30 miles south of Cork in the Republic of Ireland. What would be the outcome of negotiations between the UK - should it vote leave - and the Republic of Ireland be over access to sovereign waters?

Both states are, at present, members of the EU. As such, Cornish fishing vessels have unfettered access to within 12 and in some places 6 miles of the Irish coast - Irish vessels up to 12 miles from the coast of Cornwall. 

Access for the United Kingdom to Irish coastal waters up to 6 mile limit.