Now the dust has settled, what does Brexit mean for local fishermen, for the fish catches and for precious marine habitats like Doggerbank?

Join our guests Dr Tom Appleby and John Condon for a thorough update on just what the Brexit deal does and does not include when it comes to fish and marine protection – some good news and some not so good news!


Our guests:


John Condon is a Brussels-based lawyer in ClientEarth’s Wildlife and Habitats programme. He specialises in EU laws and policies related to marine conservation, including marine protected areas and the conservation of marine species and habitats. His recent work includes a legal complaint to the European Commission against EU Member States for failing to introduce adequate fishery management measures in the Dogger Bank marine protected area. John holds an LLM in Environmental Law and Policy from University College London and an LLB in Law from Trinity College Dublin.


Dr Thomas Appleby is an Associate Professor at the University of the West of England and Head of Legal Affairs and trustee of the Blue Marine Foundation. He has worked involved in around marine conservation for nearly 20 years, he helped set up Scotland’s first no take zone and worked with a number of environmental NGOs to apply the European environmental law to fisheries. He has researched the impact of Brexit on UK fisheries law, given evidence to Parliament and is leading the Blue Marine Foundation’s response to Brexit.  Tom has a DPhil in marine and fisheries law  from UWE, was formerly a practising commercial property law for nearly 10 years and is still a non-practising solicitor.