Seafood: Scotland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Bill Grant Bill Grant Conservative, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has had made of the effect on the Scottish seafood industry in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The government has published guidance for the whole UK seafood sector on what steps should be taken to prepare for no deal. This is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/commercial-fishing-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/commercial-fishing-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

As set out in the Fisheries White Paper, the Government is committed to seeking a deep and special partnership with the EU, encompassing the best possible deal for the seafood sector. This includes the shellfish, processing and aquaculture sectors, while ensuring that consumers continue to have a wide choice of high-quality food products at affordable prices.

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