Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP has received confirmation from The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) that they are interested in holding a workshop in the Outer Hebrides to ensure that seafood businesses are equipped to respond to the changes expected after the UK leaves the European Union on 31st October.
Seafish is a Non-Departmental Public Body and supports the seafood industry to work for a sustainable, profitable future. It offers regulatory guidance and services to all parts of the seafood industry
Seafish is currently holding events to help the fishing industry prepare for Brexit and Mr MacNeil contacted Seafish to request that workshops are held in the Outer Hebrides.
Commenting Angus MacNeil MP said:
“I am pleased to receive confirmation from Seafish that they are interested in holding a workshop on the Outer Hebrides and that they will undertake some preparatory work to scope out the particular issues facing the seafood sector in the islands.
“There remains a great deal of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and with potential delays at borders, we must ensure that any delays are not caused due to lack of knowledge or paperwork on our part.
“Seafish are keen to engage with seafood businesses and I would encourage this sector to contact them directly – questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can also be found at https://www.seafish.org/article/preparing-your-business-for-eu-exit