Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin

30 January 2019                                                          Issue No.4


Welcome and Message from the Minister

Welcome to the fourth 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.

The Minister for the Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM said;

“The fishing industry needs to start preparing for a no-deal Brexit so they can continue to import and export fish and fish products once the UK leaves the EU”

We intend this bulletin will;

  • Help you understand the implications of Brexit on the fishing industry in Wales;
  • Assist you in preparing your business for 29 March 2019 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, please read each edition to stay informed.

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


Building Resilience

The Welsh Government has launched a Business Resilience Fund to help businesses prepare for, and navigate the challenges of Brexit.

The fund, part of the £50m EU Transition Fund, allows businesses in Wales to bid for between £10,000 and £100,000 of Welsh Government funding, to a maximum of half the project cost, to support them as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

To apply, businesses (including the fishing industry) must:

  • Be registered to trade in Wales;
  • Register with Business Wales and complete the Brexit Diagnostic Tool on application;
  • Be able to demonstrate that the funding will contribute to safeguarding jobs; and
  • Have been trading for 12 months or more on the day of application.

Visit the Business Wales website to apply or learn more:

Fisheries and Brexit Roadshows at a location near you

final two dates are:

30th January – Saundersfoot,

Saundersfoot Sailing Club, SA69 9HE

31st January – Burry Port

Burry Port Yacht Club, SA16 0ER

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

Are you Brexit ready? The Brexit Portal

The portal aims to help your business mitigate the risks, and identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Preparing Wales for a no-deal Brexit

The Welsh Government’s has launched a new website to help everyone prepare for Brexit.


A step-by-step guide to exporting

Up to date guidance to help your business is now available. It helps you understand the key actions you need to take to continue trading with EU businesses in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement.



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

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