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Brexit, and what it means for European seafood traders

Organized for Eurofish member countries, potential members, and partners, we invite representatives from ministries, trade associations, and companies to attend this webinar that will focus on Brexit.

The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union took place at midnight 31 January 2021, after four years of negotiations. Brexit began and ended with fisheries as one of the central issues, in particular, mutual access to fishing grounds and to seafood markets.

With some significant wrinkles still to be ironed out in an agreement that entered into force on 1 May 2021, Brexit has so far caused more challenges than opportunities for seafood interests in the UK and the EU. Despite a multiyear period in which to prepare. Uncertainty regarding fisheries and market access is widespread on both sides, and negotiations on the terms of what is supposed to be a completed, bilaterally ratified agreement continue.

Already thrown into disarray by the pandemic, companies in seafood production, processing, and trade have to deal with added complications from Brexit. The problems are worse for those geographically close to the issue – in France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK itself – but those farther away experience supply chain disruptions too.

To clarify some of the issues, the International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (Eurofish) offers a webinar with specialists on the seafood industry and markets, and experts on Brexit. The speakers will analyse Brexit’s impacts on seafood production, consumption, and trade, what has changed in terms of rules and regulations that have a bearing on seafood, and what companies need now to do business in the UK and the EU. The webinar updates participants on the Brexit situation and the positive and negative implications for the seafood industry.


How traders can make the most of Brexit

Q & A sessions

Panel discussion with the speakers


Participation from across Europe.


Click to read rèsumé.

  • Francis Murray

    Independent Expert
    United Kingdom

  • Ivan Bartolo


  • Carlos Da Conceicao



Aleksandra Petersen will be moderating the webinar.

Aleksandra Petersen



The webinar will be held from 10.00-12.00 CET. Click on the titles for more information. Each talk will be follwed be a question and answer session of ca. 10 minutes.

Opening statement by:
Marco Frederiksen, Acting Director, International Organization for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (EUROFISH)

Francis Murray

Independent expert, UK

Dr Francis Murray has 30 years’ experience in aquaculture and agriculture related fields encompassing commercial production, academic research, rural development and consultancy, giving him a broad inter-disciplinary understanding of the interaction of farming, economics, marketing, business competition strategy, governance and sustainable development. More...

Ivan Bartolo

Sea Fish Industry Authority, UK

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Carlos Da Conceicao

T&S Enterprises (London) Ltd, UK

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