New Assignment – The Implications of Brexit for Fisheries Policy in Wales

Following the vote to leave the European Union there are a number of opportunities and challenges relating to fisheries policy. The Welsh Government are currently exploring the different scenarios that could occur as a result of Brexit. The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has asked the PPIW to explore the implications of Brexit for fisheries policy in Wales.

The assignment will explore what is meant by a fair share of fish stocks and options for how fisheries can be managed in the Welsh public interest, considering coastal communities, supply chains and the marine environment. These findings will then be used to detail the consequences for fisheries management, and the implications for governance and public policy.

The report will be written by a team of researchers led by Griffin Carpenter of the New Economics Foundation.

For more information, please contact the PPIW lead, Mair Bell (

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