Seafood industry Brexit guide released by Seafish

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 17 Jan 2019

Seafish, the public body that supports the £10 billion UK seafood industry, has released its business guidance for Brexit.

UK Seafood Industry Guide – Preparing your Business for EU Exit has been produced by Seafish’s regulation team to provide practical guidance to seafood firms on day-to-day scenarios likely to be encountered from March 29.

Designed to be accessible and user-friendly, the guide brings together technical notices, government communications and other relevant information to help seafood businesses to prepare for Brexit, whatever form it might take.

Topics covered by the guide include food safety, traceability, product labelling and Protected Geographical Indicators - the protection enjoyed by Grimsby’s traditionally smoked fish.

Importing and exporting to EU and non-EU countries is included, so too signposts for businesses to information and resources less specific to the seafood sector.

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Launching the guide, Seafish’s head of regulation, Fiona Wright, said: “While no one can provide all of the answers to the questions raised by leaving the EU and the form it will take, our guide to preparing your business for EU exit provides practical advice that seafood businesses can take now to prepare for all contingencies.

“We will continue to update this guide on our website as further information becomes available, as part of our continuing work of interpreting and understanding the changing landscape and identifying risks and promoting opportunities for the entire seafood sector.”

UK Seafood Industry Guide – Preparing your Business for EU Exit can be accessed on the Seafish website. It will continue to be updated and reviewed as new information comes to light.

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