Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell is urging interested parties to take part in the Labour Party Fishing Consultation.
In November, Labour Friends of Fishing was launched to make sure the voices of our fishing communities are heard and this consultation has been set up to do just that.
Alan Campbell said “I invited the Shadow Fisheries Minister Holly Lynch MP to North Shields Fish Quay this summer to see at first hand the importance of our local fisheries.
North Shields is England’s biggest prawn port and more than 90% of prawns landed at North Shields are taken by lorry for sale on the Continent. The prawns are not processed or frozen, they are fresh and have to be delivered within 5 days. So access to markets is vital and exporters would not welcome additional bureaucracy, licences or tariffs.
For our area, fishing is one of the most emotive and important parts of the Brexit debate and it is important local people have their say.”