Staffing shortages in the UK seafood sector are continuing to take a toll on the industry as the ripple effects of Brexit take hold, and the current wave of omicron illnesses are making the situation even more troublesome, executives at the country's processing epicenter told IntraFish.

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The problems have piled up for the seafood sector over the past year since the UK's official departure from the trading bloc, but labor has emerged as perhaps the most pressing issue.