Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin - Issue no.3

11 January 2019


Issue 3


Welcome to the third edition of the Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin. As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it is a time of great change and uncertainty for the fishing industry. We don’t know exactly 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;
  • 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, please read each edition to stay informed.

We want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up online at

Preparing for No Deal

The UK Government has provided a range of guidance documents on how to prepare for Brexit if there is no deal;


If you export to the EU, you need to familiarise yourself with the paperwork you may need to have in place. These could include

Export Catch Certificates;

Export Health Certificates;

Multiple Vessels Schedule, as well as the catch certificate, if the consignment is sourced from more than one vessel;

Export declaration;

Registration with the National Export System (NES).



New ICT system to help you with Export Catch Certificates

A new IT system to process and issue export catch certificates, and other supporting documentation, is being developed to help facilitate trade following EU exit. Exporters will receive full instructions on how to register and use the new system before we leave the EU. Further information will be provided at the roadshows detailed above.

Fisheries and Brexit Roadshows at a location near you

To help prepare for EU Exit, the Welsh Government has arranged the Fisheries and Brexit roadshows. They will share information and help you understand what you will need to do to prepare your business to trade post-Brexit.

Please arrive at 16:30 as sessions will start by 17:00. Sessions will last up to 2 hours. No need to register, just turn up.


North Wales

16th January – Caernarfon

Celtic Royal Hotel, LL55 1AY

17th January – Holyhead

Standing Stones Pub, LL65 2UQ

West Wales

22nd January – Milford Haven

Pembrokeshire Yacht Club, SA73 3RS

23rd January – New Quay

Black Lion Hotel, SA45 9PT

24th January – Barmouth

Merioneth Yacht Club, LL42 1HB

South Wales

30th January – Saundersfoot,

Saundersfoot Sailing Club, SA69 9HE

31st January – Burry Port

Burry Port Yacht Club, SA16 0ER

Apply for a haulier permit before 18th January 2019

Under current arrangements hauliers must apply to the UK Government for permits for the 2019 calendar year by 11:59pm on Friday 18 January 2019. Guidance is on the UK Government website


Other information

Guidance relating to this bulletin




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