Fishing industry foresees ‘significant’ impact of Brexit, contradicting lawmakers’ view
Friday, July 19, 2019, 21:50 (GMT + 9)
The impact of Brexit on the Falkland Islands' fishing industry could be “significant” according to the fishing industry, contradicting lawmaker MLA Roger Spink’s view in last week's Penguin News that there were measures that could be undertaken to mitigate the impact of potential tariffs.
Fellow lawmaker MLA Teslyn Barkman, who takes the lead on the Brexit portfolio, has also responded sharply, commenting that MLA Spink’s opinions “should not be confused for the Government’s view.”
The FIG Policy and Economic Development Directorate also indicated there were no easy solutions.
In a letter to Penguin News this week Executive Secretary of the Falkland Islands Fishing Companies Association James Bates points out the cost could be as high as £500k “for each of the si... FULL STORY