UK agrees fishing catch limits with EU and Norway

FILE PHOTO: Sardines are landed at Newlyn Harbour, which will see significant impact to the fishing industry as a result of the Brexit deal due to be implemented in the New Year, in Newlyn

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had agreed 2021 catch limits with the European Union and Norway for six jointly-managed fish stock in the North Sea.

"Today we successfully concluded the first trilateral fisheries negotiations between the UK, EU and Norway," Fisheries Minister Victoria Prentis said

"As an independent coastal state we are committed to managing our fisheries sustainably, to the benefit of the fishing industry across the UK and our marine environment, now and in the years to come."

(Reporting by William James, editing by Estelle Shirbon)