UK exit from the EU

While the full implications of Brexit and the future trading relationship between the UK and the EU are not yet known, we continue to work with the industry to facilitate discussions, and provide guidance and signpost you to important information.

January 2020 update

Find out where we are now, what might happen next and how we will continue to support the UK seafood industry into the implementation period and beyond. Read our latest Brexit update here. 

We are working on updating our Brexit advice for stakeholders. We're keen to hear from stakeholders throughout the seafood supply chain on issues that are affecting your business. Contact us.

Brexit readiness events

The Scottish Government recently ran a series of events to prepare Scottish seafood businesses for Brexit. Find out more.

We held a Brexit Readiness Seminar to the UK Seafood Summit agenda. Our regulations team were joined by the Institute of Export and International Trade and the Department for International Trade. Find out more.

In September - October 2019 we presented 'Helping the UK seafood sector be ready for Brexit' events at six locations across England in partnership with Defra and the MMO. Find out more about the events. 

Watch recorded presentations from the event here.

Defra have also released a series of podcasts on preparing for Brexit - access them here.

Scottish Seafood Summit

Access to fisheries resources and labour and our trading relationship with the EU and beyond came under the spotlight at our 2019 Scottish Seafood Summit. See the presentations and watch the recorded stream here.

Brexit blog

Recent media reports have suggested that a no deal Brexit could mean the end of our beloved fish and chips. Find out why your Friday night portion of fish and chips is unlikely to be impacted by anything that happens with Brexit here.

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