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End of Year Visit from DEFRA Team to #MadeGreatInGrimsby

January 04, 2022

A team of six from DEFRA Ministry visited Grimsby in December ’21 to view the newly constructed Border Control Post and meet seafood cluster representatives at the Humber Seafood Institute.

Hosted by North East Lincolnshire Council Environmental Health Team and Seafood Grimsby & Humber Alliance cluster board, DEFRA had an insightful day touring the new BCP, meeting supply-chain businesses as well as exporters and importers of seafood from around the world.

The cluster representatives raised concerns about friction in the logistics supply-chain particularly, related to the 2022 changes to Export Health Certification of fresh seafood arriving from Norway & Iceland. Also, raised were issues with exporting to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Simon Dwyer, Cluster Director commented "We have spent most of 2021 seeing the DEFRA team on virtual meetings so it was pleasing to meet them face to face and showcase the world class seafood processing sector in Grimsby and the Humber region". Simon added "DEFRA listened to our concerns but also, the creative way the cluster has overcome Brexit, COVID and supply-chain challenges."