Supporting Hastings' Fishermen

The fishing industry is invaluable to our local economy, it provides skilled employment, and it is an intrinsic part of the culture and heritage of our communities throughout Hastings and Rye.

The Government is committed to withdrawing from the Common Fisheries Policy when the UK leaves the EU in order to put a new fisheries regime in place. I am working with local fishermen and colleagues in Government to help secure a sustainable future for our fisheries, which gives our fishermen the fair share of quota they need and deserve.

I am glad that our fishermen our now receiving a greater share of quota than previously, but I will now fight for the full recognition of the Coastal PO to manage the under 10m sector and will support our fishermen in getting the best possible deal after our departure from the European Union.




Last Wednesday on 13 June, local MP Amber Rudd spoke to Minister David Rutley about consultation on the third tranche of Marine Conservation Zones (MCZ).

A brighter future for local fishermen

On Monday, the UK began the process of leaving the London Fisheries Convention which gives vessels from five European countries access to our fishing waters.

Hastings Fishing Fleet

Since being elected as your MP nearly six years ago, a priority for me has been to help secure a successful future for our town’s fishing fleet.