The Brexit Under-secretary visited Peterhead Fish Market yesterday to help him understand what the industry wants from negotiations, as Britain prepares to leave the EU.
Peterhead fish market
The Secretary of State for Scotland yesterday visited the north-east to pledge £16 million for the Scottish fishing industry and propose the fight for fishing rights be enshrined in law - but his words failed to convince the region's fisherman.
The responsibility to fight for better fishing rights for the UK after Brexit will be “enshrined in law” under new proposals tabled by the Scottish Secretary.
The inaugural auction of a £51 million north-east fishing facility has been marked a success.
A fish market which featured in the BBC’s Trawlermen series has held its final sale.
Fishing chiefs have called on Brexit negotiators to give the industry the same protections that allowed the oil and gas sector to flourish for decades.
There are still pink streaks of dawn bleeding out as the first catch of the day lands at Peterhead harbour, fresh from the net before it is packed into iced boxes ready to be sold at market.
Peterhead fish market has set a new record for the number of boxes it handles in a week for a second successive month.