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Fisheries: Compensation

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 138059, tabled on 14 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the compensation for the fishing sector announced by the Prime Minister on 13 January 2021 will be part of the £100 million funding package for fishing.

Answered on

22 January 2021

The UK seafood sector, already adversely affected by the impacts of Covid-19, will receive Government funding of up to £23 million for businesses adjusting to new requirements where they have experienced a verifiable loss due to failures in the EU export processes.

The funding is in addition to the £100 million investment the Prime Minister announced on 24 December to rejuvenate the industry and coastal communities across the UK, and on top of the £32 million that will replace EU funding this year.