Tuesday, 1 March 2022

New book: Fisheries and the Law in Europe - Regulation After Brexit


Examining fisheries, Brexit, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and its consequences for the Fishing Industry in the UK and the EU, this book explores key issues within the complex topic of fisheries after Brexit. Assessing the new fishing relationship between the UK and the EU, which will continue to develop over the next decade, it provides an important study of the state of fisheries post-Brexit.

Taking a cross-cutting economic, legal and policy approach, the book outlines the social and economic impacts of Brexit on the UK and EU fishing industries. It critically analyses the provisions relevant to fisheries in the TCA, reflects on the bilateral fishing negotiations between the EU, UK and Norway, providing inferences as to what the "new and special relationship" might be in fisheries. It then focuses on the 2020 Fisheries Act and explores internal divergences in the nations of the UK because of devolution. Taking an international approach, the work offers an exploration of cooperation in fisheries enforcement, international and regional obligations in marine conservation, and the new horizons for the UK in international fisheries organizations and arrangements now it is no longer a member of the EU. It offers an overview of expert opinion on fisheries post-Brexit, highlighting lessons learned and future developments for fisheries in a post-Brexit world.

Having finally signed the Trade and Cooperation Agreement on 31 December 2020 after tense negotiations, the United Kingdom and European Union have found themselves in a new fisheries relationship. This book maps the complex social, economic, legal and policy issues of fisheries in a post-Brexit world and will be of interest to stakeholders and scholars.

Full details of the book here.


Table of Contents 

1. Introduction: The UK and EU Fishing Industries in Profile Jonatan Echebarria Fernández, Tafsir Matin Johansson, Mitchell Lennan and Jon A. Skinner

2. Fisheries Management in the United Kingdom Waters After Brexit: An Assessment of the Changes Made by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement Robin Churchill

3. The Fisheries Provisions of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement: An Analytical Conspectus Andrew Serdy

4. Reflections on the Trilateral Bilateral Fishing Negotiations Between the EU, UK and Norway Jonatan Echebarria Fernández, Mitchell Lennan and Tafsir Matin Johansson

5. The Fisheries Act 2020 and Devolution Mitchell Lennan, Jonatan Echebarria Fernández and Tafsir Matin Johansson

6. Fisheries Enforcement in a Post-Brexit World Mercedes Rosello, Mitchell Lennan, Jonatan Echebarria Fernández and Tafsir Matin Johansson

7. Conservation of Fisheries Resources and Protection of the Marine Environment Post-Brexit: International Obligations Mitchell Lennan, Jonatan Echebarria Fernández and Tafsir Matin Johansson

8. Disentanglement from the EU: Consequences for the UK’s role in International Fisheries Organisations Jonatan Echebarria Fernández, Mitchell Lennan and Tafsir Matin Johansson

9. A Synoptic Overview of Expert Opinion on Fisheries in a Post-Brexit World Gerard van Balsfoort, Catherine Barnard, Mercedes Rosello, Miguel Núñez Sánchez, Richard Barnes, Elizabeth Bourke, Seán Marriott, Rod Cappell, Ciarán O’Driscoll, Jimmy Buchan, Tafsir Matin Johansson, Jonatan Echebarria Fernández and Mitchell Lennan

10. Conclusions Jonatan Echebarria Fernández, Tafsir Matin Johansson, Mitchell Lennan and Jon A. Skinner