FACT: EU membership has cleaned up our beaches and improved our water supplies.

FACT: EU laws on this issue have pushed for higher standards; EU rules are among the toughest in the world.

FACT: Water quality at beaches is governed by the Bathing Water Directive.

FACT: GDP is a key indicator of the state of the whole economy.

FACT: In UK, fishing is a minute part of GDP. All forms of fishing add up to 0.07% of GDP. Within that, capture/marine fisheries 0.05% and aquaculture 0.02%.

For more actual FACTS, you can read the government's "UK Sea Fisheries Statistics" Briefing Paper from December 2017:


Or the Marine Management Organisation's 2016 report here:

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