Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin 27 June 2019

27 June 2019

 
 

Welcome

Welcome to the ninth 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. There is a continued need for you to prepare your business. This bulletin aims to help with these preparations, help you understand the requirements and support available.

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Communication

Since November 2018, we have encouraged as many people as possible to subscribe to the Fisheries and Brexit Bulletin at https://beta.gov.wales/subscribe-fisheries-and-brexit-bulletin

We want to make sure our messages reach our fishing industry and aim to utilise Twitter feeds so we can communicate with everyone as quickly as possible. With your co-operation, we would like to ask you at forthcoming events this summer for your contact details, so with your agreement, we may issue important information directly to you, in the way which suits you.

Have your say

A consultation aimed at securing a sustainable future for Welsh seas and the fishing industry post- Brexit has been launched by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM. The closing date to respond is 21 August 2019.

Events are planned as follows.

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meetings

https://gov.wales/consultation-future-welsh-seas-post-brexit-launched-1

Dates for your diaries

Seafood festivals have been scheduled for the coming dates

7 July                     Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Aberaeron

11 August               Aberystwyth Sea to Shore, Aberystwyth

17 August               Cardigan River and Food Festival, Cardigan

21 – 22 September  Abergavenny Food Festival

Future of Our Inshore Fisheries Conference October 2019

The Future of Our Inshore Fisheries Conference is to take place in London on 8-9 October. This was recently announced at a specially convened workshop which members of the Future of Our Inshore Fisheries steering group met with representatives from the inshore industry, government and science community.

Attendees at the workshop supported by Seafish, the public body which supports the £10bn UK seafood industry heard steering group chair Professor Michel Kaiser, of Heriot-Watt University, announced the conference and the call for industry to engage in this important initiative. Further details are on the Seafish website https://seafish.org/article/future-of-our-inshore-fisheries-conference

Useful sites

Marine and Fisheries

https://beta.gov.wales/marine-fisheries

Welsh Fishermen’s Association   

http://wfa-cpc.wales/home

Preparing Wales     

https://gov.wales/preparing-wales-brexit/fisheries-and-trade

The Fishermen’s Mission             https://www.fishermensmission.org.uk/

The Brexit Portal   

https://businesswales.gov.wales/brexit/

Social Media                    https://twitter.com/@WG_Fisheries

https://twitter.com/wgmin_rural                                                    

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ABOUT

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

Find out more on the web:

beta.gov.wales/marine-fisheries

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