>> Britain's vote to leave the European Union has Europe's fishermen worried. They fear that the UK government could take back control of fish-rich waters around the British Isles, and kick EU trawlers out. But Britain, in turn, wants to keep access to the EU markets. That's vital for the UK, as it exports about 75% of its seafood to EU members and imports most of what it consumes.
>> I think for the fish industry, it's all about access. We hope for better access to water. That means restricting the access of EU vessels into the UK or having some access ourselves to EU waters. Access to fishing quotas, so to right the wrong of the poor shares we've got now.
I want to those improve, so we've got a fair share of the fish in our waters.>> If the UK were to close its waters, EU fishermen could see their revenues drop by about 50%. They want Brussels to use its trump card, the threat limit the access British fishermen get to EU markets.
>> What matters is where the fish are. The fish didn't vote for Brexit. And they don't know about borders. So that's why I said that turning to other fishing spots would be literally impossible. Because in the event of Brexit, we won't be able to tell the fish to move elsewhere to allow foreign fishermen to fish outside UK waters.
>> British fishermen claim they have had an unfair deal with how the English Channel's fertile fishing grounds are divided. Now they want that to change. Britain has said it plans to allow foreign ships to fish in UK waters, but it will take back the right to decide the extent of that access.