NDM7243 Brexit Party Debate - Fisheries

NDM7243 Caroline Jones (South Wales West)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the historic importance of fisheries to Wales.

2. Welcomes the fact that, after years of inaction, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of this week.

3. Calls upon the Welsh and UK Governments to maximise the benefits to Wales of the Welsh fisheries as we complete the Brexit process.

 

The following amendments have been tabled:

Amendment 1 - Rebecca Evans (Gower)

Delete all and replace with:

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

1. Recognises the historic importance of fisheries to Welsh coastal communities, industries and environment.

2. Calls upon the Welsh Government and UK Government to take all necessary steps to secure the future of Wales’s fisheries.

 

[If Amendment 1 is agreed amendments 2 and 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 2 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Delete point 2.

 

[If Amendment 2 is agreed amendment 3 will be de-selected]

Amendment 3 - Sian Gwenllian (Arfon)

Delete point 2 and replace with:

Recognises the significant importance of the European Union as a destination for Welsh seafood produce and seeks to ensure that this market remains open and easily accessible in the future.

Calls for the UK Government's forthcoming fisheries bill to ensure that UK and devolved legislation delivers truly sustainable and accountable fisheries management that minimises the impact on the marine environment and supports dependent coastal communities.

Amendment 4 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Recognises that, upon leaving the EU, we will leave the Common Fisheries Policy and become an independent coastal state, taking back control of our waters in December 2020.

Amendment 5 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end of motion:

Welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to; increase funding for fisheries across the UK’s nations throughout the current parliament, and support the regeneration of our coastal communities.

Amendment 6 - Darren Millar (Clwyd West)

Add as new point at end motion:

Calls on the Welsh Government to introduce a new fishing strategy which would be based on the principle of ‘maximum sustainable yield’, and would legally require the Welsh Government to maintain fish sustainability for every stock.

 

Business type: Debate

Status: Complete

First published: 04/06/2021

Decision due: 29 Jan 2020 by Plenary - Fifth Senedd

Lead member: Caroline Jones MS