QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS RELATED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION WITH REGARD TO FISHERIES

On 9 April 2018, the European Commission services published the “Notice to stakeholders – withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of fisheries and aquaculture”1 (hereafter “the Brexit preparedness notice”).

On 28 March 2019, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) 2019/4972 and Regulation (EU) 2019/4983, which provide for contingency measures on fisheries with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union.

This list of Questions and Answers (Q&As) gives further guidance on a situation where the United Kingdom (UK) becomes a third country without a ratified withdrawal agreement and hence without the transition period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement.

The withdrawal date is 1 November 2019.4

In addition, these Q&As give additional guidance on the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/498.

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