Beyond Brexit Blueprint for the Scottish Seafood Sector

Fishing boats in harbour

The aim of this project was to produce a compelling and positive vision for where the Scottish seafood sector needs to be post Brexit and to outline the current state of play and the hurdles which the industry is facing and will need to overcome in the coming months and years. The project involved analysis of evidence for change in landings, trading architecture and import/export processes, an assessment of industry readiness (workshop and interviews with industry stakeholders), and the identification of actions and support. The report concludes that the new UK-EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement presents a clear threat to some sectors of the Scottish seafood industry, whilst providing moderate – but uncertain gains – for others.