Written Question on Fisheries: Migrant Workers

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Date Title Questioner
18 Jun 2018, 12:12 p.m. Fisheries: Migrant Workers Holly Lynch


To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of (a) each nationality represented in the UK fishing sector workforce and (b) the changes in the levels of those nationalities after the UK leaves the EU.

Answer (George Eustice)

Following a pilot labour survey of the catching sector in 2017, Seafish will be conducting a full labour survey as part of its wider analysis of the UK fleet in 2018. The results of the 2017 pilot are published by Seafish and the analysis undertaken in 2018 will be published later this year.

The Government has commissioned the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to assess the role that EU citizens play in the UK economy and society, and how to align the future immigration framework with modern industrial strategy. We welcome the MAC’s interim report published in March 2018 and will consider its evidence in full when it publishes its final report in September 2018.


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