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Brexit talks will show why a better deal for UK fisheries is not on the menu 

This small sector has been promised benefits that will not materialise 

By Simon Taylor  

Nigel Farage on his flotilla during the referendum campaign. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/PA Images

Fishermen are famous for exaggerating the size of their catch. “You should have seen the one that got away,” they boast. Well, Brexit has turned this into an art form.

Looking ahead to negotiations on a new UK-EU fisheries deal, Peter Aldous, Tory MP for Suffolk, told the Today programme earlier this month that Brexit would mean a bonanza for UK fishermen. “We’d see a sevenfold increase” in what could be caught “by UK vessels…

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