The United Kingdom imports a significant amount of fish from the European Union, with salmon, tuna, and cod being the species with the highest import value. Prawns and tuna are imported in large quantities from the EU, while mackerel is the main fish export of Great Britain. A parliamentary report released today revealed that around 75 percent of the fish caught in the UK is exported, mainly to the EU, while most of the fish consumed in the UK is imported. This means that trade agreements with the EU will be a major factor for the future success of the UK's fishing industry and fish processors.
Many fishing companies campaigned for Brexit due to their opposition to increasingly strict controls on fishing quotas.