Cherilyn Mackrory, Member of Parliament for Truro and Falmouth, has joined the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fisheries, which held its first meeting in Parliament yesterday.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries is a neutral, cross-party forum for debate, discussion and learning within Parliament. The Group was founded by MPs and Peers who want to promote and support the UK fishing industry, whilst exploring key questions for the future of fishing, processing, coastal communities and the marine environment.
“As a new Member of Parliament I have been discovering that so much of the work that goes on in Westminster takes place away from the cut and thrust of the debate in the main chamber that many people associate with this place.”
“I am keen to join groups to help best represent the constituents and our interests of Truro and Falmouth.”
“One of these groups is the APPG for Fisheries. During the election I was keen to meet with our fishing communities and speak to them about their concerns on fishing and their livelihoods after Brexit.”
“My husband is a fisherman who fishes out of Falmouth and so these concerns have long been dear to me.”
“I am clear the Brexit will be a big positive for our fishermen. Yesterday at the APPG we welcomed a Norwegian delegation to discuss best practices for fisheries beyond Brexit as an independent coastal nation.”
“I am determined to do all I can to work with colleagues from across Parliament to do all we can to support and enhance our fishing communities through Brexit and beyond.”