Thursday, 19 November 2020

MMO Brexit worries? - your chance to put your concerns and questions across in a zoom meeting in your area.


The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is holding a number of webinars with Operations Director, Phil Haslam about the latest marine and fishing guidance for what you’ll need to do from 01 January 2021.

The MMO said, “We have been listening to our marine and fishing industries and adapting accordingly. While negotiations on any trade agreements continue, there is still much we can all do to prepare for the changes and opportunities ahead as an independent coastal state. 

 “We would like to offer you an opportunity to join Phil Haslam, Operations Director, at the Marine Management Organisation on a video call where we will update you on the latest guidance and information. “The call will be useful for active fishing businesses fishing in both UK or EU waters, fishers who direct land catch into the EU, and merchants and companies that export fish and seafood to the EU. 

You will also have an opportunity to ask questions or you can send your questions to us in advance to” 

The time, dates and regions are listed below: 

  •  North East and North West marine area Monday 23 November, 16.00 – 17.00 Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 916 961A2 0943 Passcode: 045361 
  •  East marine area Tuesday 24 November, 13.00 – 14.00 Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 993 2545 0769 Passcode: 801319 
  •  South East and South marine area Tuesday 24 November, 13.00 – 14.00 Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 928 2319 1608 Passcode: 005849 
  •  South West marine area Wednesday 25 November, 11.00 – 12.00 Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 944 8805 4869 Passcode: 163457 

If you would like to attend, simply join one of the video calls by using the details above. 

Additional information and support:

The MMO have extended their helpline hours and the team in fisheries management to assist businesses preparing for the end of the transition period. This will be further extended from 16 November. 
The MMO are also assisting fishers and merchants to meet the required deadlines for data submission and this has had a positive response with improvements so far in many areas and have developed a ‘one-stop-shop’ signposting commercial fishers, merchants and exporters to the help and support available as they get ready for the end of the transition period. 

You can also sign up for email updates on the government’s website.