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UK fishing port catches record breaking £43 million worth of Seafood

England’s most lucrative fishing port landed a record £43.6 million of seafood in 2021.

Brixham Fish Market, in Devon, topped 2020’s £35.8million and the previous £40.3million record from 2017. 

Many Brexit doom mongers predicted that leaving the EU would destroy the UK’s fishing industry, Barry Young, boss of Brixham Trawler Agents, said the port had thrived.

He said: “We’ve seen our sales to domestic markets and exports to the EU increase nicely. We’ve seen record sales numbers.”

Tory MP, Anthony Mangnall said: “It shows the opportunities and benefits can be found as an independent trading nation.”

In another boost for the UK’s fishing industry, the quota will jump from 50 to 70 percent.

This will mean that more fish can be sold and processed in the UK in a major win for the sector.

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