Russian President Vladimir Putin canceled the fishing agreement signed with Britain in 1956.

With the decree signed by Putin, British fishermen were banned from fishing off Russia's Barents Sea coast.

Under the agreement signed between Britain and the Soviet Union in 1956, British fishing vessels could fish in certain areas of the Barents Sea.

The agreement continued to be implemented between Russia and Britain after the collapse of the Soviet Union.


Vyacheslav Volodin, the head of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, said last month that the British have been eating Russian fish for 68 years and said, "They should lose weight now. Let them get smart."

Britain supports the Kiev administration in the Russia-Ukraine war, which has entered its third year. Following the war, the UK had taken successive investment decisions towards Russia.