Mr Attenborough, who leads the Whitstable Fisherman’s Association, told Al Jazeera that the UK needed to fix its “broken fishing industry”.
He said: “We have worked out that we could potentially have an industry worth around £8bn, whereas at the moment it is sitting at £1bn.
“That’s an awful lot more employment, and more money for little towns around the coast. That is what it’s all about.”
This comes as time is running out for the EU and the UK to agree to any sort of framework for a Brexit trade deal before the end of the year.
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