Brexit: Johnson discusses ban on ‘hoover’ EU fishing trawlers
Boris Johnson has suggested the UK will ban large fishing trawlers which are doing enormous damage to the marine environment and to fish stocks. The Prime Minister set out beneficial changes to rules for the UK’s fishing waters.
Mr Johnson told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show: “One of the things we’ve done is stopping people from using trawlers.
“We’ve done it from day one.”
“We will be able to ban these huge hoover trawlers that hoover up everything from the bottom of the sea.”
He added that “substantial sums of money” are coming back to the UK due to Brexit.
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Mr Johnson said: “For instance, they’ve already got substantial sums of money coming back into this country as a result of leaving the EU.
“We’ve got control over our borders, a points-based immigration system has already been established.
“And then when it comes to areas in parts of the country that feel that they’ve been left behind, one of the things that you can do for instance, to say nothing more (of) the regulatory changes you can make, one of the things you can do is have free ports.”
He added: “You can use tax systems and subsidies in order to drive investment.”
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