Common Language Group (CLG) bite-size meeting: The challenges Brexit has created for the seafood industry

Date: 24 February 2021

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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Explaining the main changes, the implications and challenges for fishing and the wider seafood supply chain.

The Fisheries Act 2020 received Royal Assent in November 2020, and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into force on 31 December 2020. Both pieces of legislation are significant and have changed the way we fish and how we trade and work with the EU. This meeting will explain the main changes, and the implications and challenges for fishing and the wider seafood supply chain. 


Fishing boats at Fraserburgh harbour
Fishing boats at Fraserburgh harbour

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
The new legislation now in place
  • Nigel Gooding
    Deputy Director – EU Fisheries Policy and Negotiations, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
Fishing and quota implications
  • Suzannah Walmsley
Seafood trade and Rules of Origin
  • Mike Short
    Provision Trade Federation
End of event

How to register

To register for this event please contact Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications.

Further information

Please note, there is a maximum capacity of 100 attendees for this webinar.

Once you've successfully registered for this event, you will receive an event registration confirmation email from Eventbrite, which will include the link to access the event. 

About the Common Language Group (CLG)

The CLG provides a safe meeting space to discuss the key issues facing a responsible seafood supply chain. The topics covered include fisheries management, legal fishing, fishing methods and how to trace and track seafood along the supply chain. It also covers how seafood is bought and eaten in and out of the home. It is an opportunity to share new ideas or case studies from around the world. 

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To find out more about the group and the topics discussed you can sign up to receive the CLG monthly news update which includes details on how to register for the various group meetings. Once you have filled in your details you will be given the option to register to receive any of the Seafish newsletters. 

Seafood Issues Groups

The CLG is one of a number of Seafish-facilitated discussion groups, which focus on the integrity of the seafood supply chain. These groups provide a discussion platform for some of the most important issues facing the seafood industry, particularly in relation to the responsible sourcing of seafood. They are an opportunity for all those involved in the seafood supply chain to reach a consensus on common issues.

Our Seafood Issues Groups include: