Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin - Issue 2

11 December 2018



Welcome to the second edition of the Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin. As the UK prepares to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, it is a time of great change and uncertainty for the fishing industry. We still don’t know what the new requirements will be in terms of trade and exporting, but we want this bulletin to:

  • Help you understand the implications of Brexit on the fishing industry in Wales;
  • Assist you in preparing your business for when we leave the EU;
  • Let you know what support is available, to help you and your business make the transition.

This will be a regular bulletin that will give you updated information as the situation becomes clearer, please read each edition to stay informed. For those new to the bulletin you can find our old editions on the website.  If you are sharing this bulletin with your own networks they can also subscribe to receive the bulletin on that webpage.

Exporting to the EU?

Register with FSA/DEFRA by 12 December 2018

The Food Standards Agency has advised that any companies who wish to export shellfish to the EU after March 29th 2019 should register with FSA/DEFRA.

The last date to register is 12 December 2018. Please email the EU Listings Project Officer - Email:   answering the questions in the letter.


Economy Secretary, Ken Skates has announced £7.5m to help Welsh businesses build resilience in order to cope with the challenges of Brexit.

The fund is part of the Welsh Government’s £50m EU Transition Fund, will be used over the next three years to help companies develop the new expertise and processes they will need in order to thrive, post Brexit.

More details on how businesses can apply for their share of this funding will be published in the coming weeks.

Supporting you through Brexit

To help you prepare for EU Exit, the Welsh Government has arranged engagement events to share information and to give you the chance to ask questions.

The dates are;

North Wales: 16th and 17th January

West Wales: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th January

South Wales: 30th and 31st January

Locations and times will be confirmed shortly.

Is your business ready for Brexit?

Do you know what you need to do to prepare your business for Brexit? The Business Wales Brexit Portal has been designed to provide up-to-date information and advice on a range of crucial issues like trading.

It helps your business identify how prepared you are for Brexit. It recommends actions you could take to increase your business resilience. It also gives information about sources of support.

The link is here



Other Information

Funds for businesses




We are communicating with the Welsh fishing industry to help prepare for when the UK leaves the EU next March.

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