Last night the Fisheries Bill passed its third reading, with Anthony speaking during the report stage about the sustainability elements of the bill as well as the need to develop our ports.
Following the reading, Anthony said: "We are fortunate in South Devon to have three thriving fishing ports; Brixham, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Each one is home a vibrant fishing community. It is important to and many people across the region that we maintain this sector, support it and help it grow. The UK has the opportunity to do so outside of the Common Fisheries Policy and I will be pushing not only for further investment into our ports but for local schools and colleges to further engage with this sector.
As I said at the end of my speech, I am heading out to sea next year for two-three days. I look forward to learning more about how the trawler fleet operate and to find my sea legs!"