The north Atlantic, and in particular the waters referred to as the EU's Northern External Waters, has a plentiful stock of cod and haddock supplying the UK’s fish & chip shops.
- The UK imports most of the fish it eats and exports most of what it catches;
- Cod and haddock are UK consumers' favourite fish;
- These fish are found in large quantities in the ‘Northern External Waters’, a term used by the European Union to describe the waters to the north of EU waters;
- To provide British fish for our fish & chip shops, the Kirkella needs access to quotas from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Norway;
- If these quotas are unavailable, the UK will have to import even more of its cod and haddock from Norway and elsewhere.