UK pulls out of London Fisheries Convention

The UK announced on Sunday its withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention, which, for the past 50 years, allowed foreign countries to fish in British waters. This is a historic first step towards the UK's departure from the European Union.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said leaving the London Fisheries Convention is an important moment as the UK takes back control of its fishing policy.

The convention sits alongside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, which allows all European countries access to waters between 12 and 200 nautical miles from the coast of the UK. The UK will lose its right to waters off the coast of other EU states after Brexit.

Source: VOV5