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4 Feb 2021

Fishermen in Cornwall face ruin over EU post-Brexit trade rules

In another example of post-Brexit trade problems, many UK fishermen are now struggling to export their catch to the EU.

New rules around water quality mean they can’t export live molluscs like oysters and clams to Europe – leaving those who rely on the trade facing the loss of their livelihoods.

Crab and lobster fishermen aren’t affected by these particular rules, but say they’re also facing widespread problems at the border.