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Helping the UK seafood sector be ready for Brexit

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Trade in fish and seafood is a global industry: the UK exports around 70% of what it catches, and imports a significant proportion of the fish processed or consumed in the UK.

When we leave the EU on 31 October, the UK’s trading arrangements with the EU will change, and businesses will need to comply with rules and regulations set by the EU. To ensure trade continues as seamlessly as possible, it is vital the UK seafood industry takes steps to prepare for Brexit.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in partnership with Seafish and the Marine Management Organisation, is hosting a series of events across England to help seafood traders, processors and businesses understand the changes that lie ahead and what they can do to prepare.

  • 4th September – Plymouth

  • 5th September – Newlyn

  • 11th September – Grimsby

  • 12th September – Scarborough

  • 26th September – Fleetwood

  • 4th October – London

The events will contain presentations, face to face discussions and practical demonstrations on a range of topics, including:

  • Customs procedures

  • Food labelling requirements

  • Export Health Certificates

  • Catch Certificates

  • EU workers

Attendees will come away with a clear understanding of the actions they need to take to be ready for Brexit, with an opportunity to discuss these with Defra, Seafish and MMO staff.

The events are open to any individuals or businesses involved in processing and trading fish and seafood with the EU. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and attendees will be notified of venue locations closer to the time.You can register for the events here.

If you have any further queries on the events, please contact .

We hope you can attend and we look forward to seeing you there. Please share this event with anyone who might benefit from attending.

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