Brexit

  • Brexit ‘has hit seafood exports to EU’

    Brexit ‘has hit seafood exports to EU’

    15th April 2024

    Brexit has added ‘considerable’ burdens for Scottish seafood traders, and while trade with the EU is manageable, it is ‘sub-optimal’ at present, according to Seafood Scotland. It says there are a number of additional trade barriers which hampered trade ‘significantly’…

  • Scots quota consultation to close next week

    Scots quota consultation to close next week

    2nd January 2024

    The Scottish government consultation on the share-out of additional quota received by the UK post-Brexit, which opened in October, closes on 11 January. The consultation sets out a number of possible allocation mechanisms for the quota, which is the Scottish…

  • Inshore herring fishery finally underway in Northern Ireland

    Inshore herring fishery finally underway in Northern Ireland

    19th October 2023

    The Northern Irish authorities finally released the herring quota received as part of the Brexit TCA shortly after FN went to press last week, allowing inshore drift-netters and smaller trawlers on the Mourne coast to access the traditional fishery. The…

  • EU-UK deal confirms new TACs and quota swap arrangements

    EU-UK deal confirms new TACs and quota swap arrangements

    15th August 2023

    The EU-UK Specialised Committee on Fisheries set up as part of Brexit, confirmed new agreements at the end of last month designed to harmonise management and provide for more practical working arrangements for fishermen. Possibly the most welcome will be…

  • Post-Brexit decommissioning progressing across EU

    Post-Brexit decommissioning progressing across EU

    18th May 2023

    Generous Dutch scheme leading to rumoured reinvestment – but Irish owners unhappy at payment delays In the wake of the Brexit TCA settlement, a number of EU states took advantage of EU funds available to compensate for reductions in quotas…

  • Welsh fishing industry is facing ‘sea of challenges

    Welsh fishing industry is facing ‘sea of challenges

    3rd May 2023

    The Chief executive of Welsh Fishermen’s Association lays out multiple issues threatening future of local fleet… A combination of multiple factors – Covid, Brexit and the resulting export problems, fuel costs, the MCA under-15m safety code and medical certification requirements,…

  • Cross-party commission seeks views on post-Brexit trading

    Cross-party commission seeks views on post-Brexit trading

    15th February 2023

    The UK Trade and Business Commission, a group whose members include MPs from all major political parties, representing all areas of the UK, has asked the fishing industry for views on how to improve market and trading conditions in the…

  • No promises on exclusive 12-mile limit after 2026

    No promises on exclusive 12-mile limit after 2026

    26th January 2023

    Fisheries minister Mark Spencer (pictured) has refused to give any assurance that the UK will have an exclusive 12nm limit when the Brexit fisheries deal is renegotiated in 2026, reports Tim Oliver. Appearing before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs…

  • SNP: Brexit ‘a disaster’ for Scottish industry

    SNP: Brexit ‘a disaster’ for Scottish industry

    25th January 2023

    SNP MPs have condemned the UK government for the negative impact of Brexit on the Scottish fisheries sector, reports Tim Oliver. In a Westminster debate last week, Alyn Smith, shadow SNP spokesman on Europe, told Alister Jack, secretary of state…

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