Brexit, fisheries and Scottish devolution: an intergovernmental disruption

Craig McAngus, Christopher Huggins, John Connolly, Arno Van Der Zwet

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With the UK set to leave the EU, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will no longer apply and an alternative legislative framework will need to be put in place, simultaneously navigating the devolved settlement. However, aspects of fisheries management fall under the area of international negotiation which is reserved to the UK government. Disagreements between the UK and Scottish governments over where the line between devolved and reserved lies in this matter has led to difficulties in formulating a post-Brexit fisheries framework. This dispute has exposed weaknesses in relations between the two governments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)802-807
Number of pages6
JournalPolitical Quarterly
Issue number4
Early online date30 Oct 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Oct 2019


  • Fisheries
  • Brexit
  • Devolution
  • Scottish politics
  • British politics


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