Brexit: farming and fishing

How will exiting the European Union affect the UK's farming and fishing industries? Read analysis from Parliament's libraries and committees on the impact of Brexit.


Brexit: Trade in food
Report on the effect of 'no deal' on trade in different agri-food sectors

Brexit: UK agriculture policy
Gives an overview of the key issues facing agricultural policy-making post-Brexit

The policy framework for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU
Briefing prepared for a debate on this subject on 01/02/18

Agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy
Sets out statistics on agriculture, fisheries and the rural economy, and explores the opportunities and challenges for each sector

Migrant workers in agriculture
Examines current concerns within the industry about labour shortages and the impact that Brexit might have on labour supply

Live animal exports within the European Union
Details the current legislative framework for live animal exports within the EU and examines campaigns to change the law

Brexit: agriculture and trade
Provides statistics on UK agricultural trade and explores some of the implications of Brexit for agriculture and trade

Fishing, farming and UK consumers after Brexit
Examines post-Brexit development of policy on agriculture and fisheries, and future trade agreements in these areas

Progress on the Common Agricultural Policy Delivery Programme
Report on the delivery of the Common Agricultural Policy, the European framework of subsidies and rural development programmes


UK fisheries management
Summarises the science used to inform management, current approaches to EU fisheries, and future challenges and opportunities

Committee inquiry examining the impact of potential changes to the fisheries and seafood trading arrangements between the UK and EU

Brexit: What next for UK fisheries? (updated 4 July 2017)
Examines how negotiations with the EU and future UK Government policy may affect fishing in the UK

Brexit: fisheries
Report highlighting some of the opportunities and risks that will arise from disentangling UK fisheries from the EU

UK sea fisheries statistics
Trends in the UK sea fishing industry including landings, employment, fleet size, trade, and comparisons with other EU countries

Effect of Brexit on agriculture and fisheries in South West England
Information on how exiting the EU might affect farming and fishing in South West England as well as the agricultural labour market

Animal welfare

Debate on ending the export of live farm animals after Brexit
Information on exporting live animals to EU countries ahead of the debate on an e-petition calling for a ban after the UK leaves the EU

Live animal exports
Overview of the EU regulations protecting animals during transport and ongoing campaigns calling for a ban on live exports for slaughter

Animal sentience and Brexit (updated 2 February 2018)
Overview of animal sentience and the Government proposal to transfer recognition of animal sentience into UK legislation after Brexit

Animal welfare standards in farming after Brexit
Information on animal welfare standards in farming after Brexit, listing related press articles and Parliamentary material

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