No British-caught Arctic cod, & "hundreds" of jobs at risk as UK & Norway fail to reach fisheries deal

UK fishermen have lost access to Norwegian sub-Arctic waters after the two countries failed to reach a deal.

UK Fisheries CEO Jane Sandell warned that the lack of access to the cod-rich waters will cost the industry hundreds of jobs.

"This is a very black day for Britain," she said.

"In consequence, there will be no British-caught Arctic cod sold through chippies for our national dish — it will all be imported from the Norwegians, who will continue to sell their fish products to the UK tariff-free while we are excluded from these waters. Quite simply, this is a disgrace and a national embarrassment."

Prior to the UK-EU divorce, access to Norwegian waters was negotiated at the European Union level.

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