Preparing the Industry for EU Exit 5th March 2019

Defra has released some useful links for the information all involved in the seafood/fisheries industry in the preparation for EU Exit. Please take the opportunity to make yourself familiar with the following information: –

Preparing for EU Exit

Latest information for the fisheries sector on preparing for EU Exit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-fisheries-sector-and-preparing-for-eu-exit

IMO Numbers

In certain circumstances after Brexit, UK boats will be required to be registered with the International Maritime Organization (IMO). For details on how to apply for an IMO number, which is free, see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fishermen-urged-to-be-brexit-ready-by-registering-with-the-imo

Export and Imports of Fish with EU

To export wild-caught marine fish to the EU if there’s a NO DEAL Brexit, you’ll need:

  • a catch certificate
  • an export health certificate, except for direct landings in EU ports from UK-flagged fishing vessels

A fuller list of what may be needed to export fish, as well as information on importing fish to the UK from the EU, can also be viewed on the pages below: