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UK PM Boris Johnson promises Brexit will 'recapture spectacular marine wealth' for Grimsby fishermen by Jamie Waller June 18,2020   |  Source: Grimsby Live

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said Brexit will enable Grimsby's fishing industry to 'recapture our spectacular natural marine wealth'.

He was asked by Great Grimsby MP Lia Nici on Wednesday about the industry's future after Britain leaves the EU.

Boris Johnson told Parliament that Brexit would benefit Grimsby, and suggested she worked with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to make the most of it.

Britain's transition period from the EU is scheduled to end on January 1, 2021. There are no plans for the government to extend it despite the coronavirus outbreak.

In Prime Minister's Questions, Ms Nici asked: "I welcome the PM’s rejection of the extension to the Brexit transition period.

"Can I ask if he agrees with me that taking back control of our fishing waters in January 2021 will benefit the fishing communities within Grimsby?”

Mr Johnson responded: "It certainly will and we will become once again an independent coastal state. And I would urge her to engage with DEFRA to make sure the people of Grimsby can exploit the recapture of our spectacular natural marine wealth."

When Mr Johnson visited Grimsby Fish Market in a campaign stop in December, he promised that Brexit would be "massive boost" to the fishing

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