With MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons on 1st December, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is underlining the real opportunity for sustainable economic growth that Brexit can deliver for coastal communities.The UK’s two main representative organisations for fishing, the SFF and the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO), have welcomed Brexit as providing the structure for an ambitious new fisheries management regime that will ensure significant economic benefit for fishing communities once the UK regains control of its 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). It will pave the way for environmentally sustainable, high yield and profitable fisheries.The two federations are seeking fairer shares of catching opportunity for UK vessels, full control over access to the UK EEZ by fishing fleets, the creation of a fit-for-purpose management and regulation system, including a grass roots revision of fisheries management based on sustainable harvesting and sound science and the establishment of mutually beneficial trading relationships with the EU and other countries as their outcomes from Brexit.