Consultation outcome

Fisheries: review of the balance of competences

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

This report examines the balance of competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union in the area of fisheries.

It is a reflection and analysis of the evidence submitted by experts, non-governmental organisations, business people, elected representatives and other interested parties, as well as a literature review of relevant material.

Where appropriate, the report sets out the current position agreed within the coalition government for handling this policy area in the EU. It does not predetermine or prejudge proposals that either coalition party may make in the future for changes to the EU or about the appropriate balance of competences.

A document containing all of the evidence submitted to this report is published alongside the main report.

The call for evidence and legal annex were published in October 2013.

Feedback received

Fisheries, review of balance of competences: evidence

Detail of feedback received

We received a number of submissions to the fisheries call for evidence. The submissions, which were received from a broad range of stakeholders, were either in writing or oral. We also conducted a literature review of relevant material.

Original consultation


Call for evidence on fisheries for the government’s review of the balance of competences between the UK and the European Union.

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Consultation description

The government is carrying out a review of the EU’s competences. The review will provide an analysis of what the EU does and how it affects the UK. See this detailed guide for full details of the review programme.

Published 21 October 2013
Last updated 22 July 2014 + show all updates
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