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“Still an ocean apart” on fisheries in UK trade talks – EU official

Fresh fish is displayed at the Global Seafood Exposition in Brussels

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Agreeing fishing rights is the main sticking point now in EU-UK trade talks, an official in the bloc’s hub Brussels said on Wednesday.

They spoke after EU chief executive said EU and UK negotiators agreed on the so-called non-regression clause, advancing on one of the most contentious issues in the negotiations related to safeguarding economic fair play.

“The main problem is fish,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “Still an ocean apart.”

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Alison Williams)

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