New Clause 20 - Coronavirus and the fishing industry: report

Part of Fisheries Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 15th September 2020.

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“(1) The Secretary of State must, within six months of this Act being passed, lay before Parliament a report on the impact of coronavirus and coronavirus disease upon the fishing industry.

(2) The report must assess and address the effects of coronavirus and coronavirus disease upon—

(a) the fishing industry workforce;

(b) the supply and availability of fishery products;

(c) demand for fishery products;

(d) access to export markets for fishery products;

(e) prices of fishery products, and

(f) the commercial viability of the catching sector.

(3) In this section—

‘coronavirus’ means severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2;