Whilst we applaud the ambition to build a better Britain, the Government's White Paper doesn't give the reassurance that what will come in the wake of Brexit won't lead to lower standards for consumers, workers and the environment.
“With so much at stake if we overfish our fragile stocks, Government must be clear that they will embrace a progressive fishing policy with EU partners. This means building on the standards already agreed between policy makers, the fishing sector and marine specialists especially on science-based catch limits, the discard ban, allocating quota on sustainability criteria and the Marine and Water framework directives”
1. Sustain coordinated a response by over 90 organisations urging the Brexit Government to take control to take control of food, farming and fisheries for public good. https://www.sustainweb.org/news/jul16_brexit_press/
Published 2 Feb 2017
Sustain: Sustain The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.
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