English fisheries lack trust, says study

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Rebuilding trust in English fisheries governance will be vital in creating a sustainable industry post-Brexit, according to a new study

Researchers at the University of East Anglia say they have found worrying low levels of trust in fisheries since the UK left the EU.

Rather than the high levels of trust needed between managers and fishers, the research instead revealed perceived incompetence, indifference to fishers’ livelihoods and inadequate consultation.

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