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Brexit Negotiators Move Close to Breaking Impasse Over Fish

  • Two sides are zeroing in on a potential compromise over quotas
  • Breakthrough would pave way to reach a deal by mid-November
Fish is prepared for auction in Fleetwood, U.K. last month.
Fish is prepared for auction in Fleetwood, U.K. last month.Photographer: Ian Hodgson/Bloomberg
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U.K. and European Union officials are zeroing in on a solution to break the eight-month deadlock over one of the biggest obstacles to their planned trade deal.

In a sign that an agreement could be struck by the mid-November deadline set by both sides, a compromise is emerging on the issue of what access EU boats will have to U.K. fishing waters, according to two people with knowledge of the EU side of the discussions.