EU Says a Post-Brexit Shellfish Export Ban is Indefinite, After Government Claimed it Was Only Temporary

The European Union has told the UK shellfish industry that thousands of tonnes of oyster, mussel, clam, cockle and scallop exports are banned from the bloc indefinitely.

British fishers, who had been told by government to expect the ban to last until spring, are warning this will be a fatal blow to their businesses.

PoliticsHome reported last month that wild shellfish caught in most UK waters that were not ready for human consumption — shellfish known collectively as live bivalve molluscs (LBMs) — had been barred from entering the EU.

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