Seafish hosts Scottish Brexit Seafood Summit

Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has attracted an impressive line-up of speakers from trade, industry, and science for its first Scottish Seafood Summit: Focus on Brexit.

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The inaugural event, held in Aberdeen next month, will focus on the challenges arising from the UK’s exit from the EU.

Seafish chief executive, Marcus Coleman, said: “In the week that the UK is set to leave the EU, the Scottish Seafood Summit will be a platform for debate and discussion on what is the biggest thing to hit the seafood industry in decades.”

Themes explored throughout the conference, which is held two days before the UK leaves the EU, include a status update with macro implications, an exploration of the changing trade relationship between the UK and the EU, a discussion about access to fisheries and resultant implications for UK supply and an analysis of the effects of Brexit on labour.

Speakers include Professor Richard Barnes from the University of Hull, Allan Gibb from Marine Scotland, Darren Stevenson from McGill & Partners Immigration Lawyers and Colin Faulkner from Defra.

The two-day summit, which is free to attend, will be held on 26 – 27 March at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel in Aberdeen.


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