Brexit will have a “catastrophic” impact on the fishing industry with processors facing a yearly bill of £34 million to export to Europe, sector leaders warned yesterday.
Scottish Seafood Association
Boris Johnson has assured north-east fishing industry leaders that fish caught in the UK will be sold to Europe without restrictions after Brexit.
The creation of a new seafood training centre could help around 100 north-east businesses gain expertise and build for the future.
Scottish seafood processors have teamed up with counterparts in England to present a united front to champion the sector on both sides of the border.
Two-thirds of the public believe fishing boats from other EU nations should be banned or restricted from entering British waters after Brexit, a new poll has revealed.
Growing confidence in the future of Scottish fishing has led to a £250million investment in new boats.
The future of Scottish fish processing was in the spotlight at a handover event in Peterhead yesterday.
Four north-east seafood processors have achieved what is believed to be a world first in attaining a highly-prized endorsement of their commitment to responsible fishing.
The chairman of Scottish Seafood Association has warned that the Forth Road Bridge closure will have a "huge" impact on the industry in the north and north-east of Scotland.
Plans to trial a “quick-to-market” route for vehicles carrying fresh produce that are caught up in continuing delays at the Channel Tunnel, have been welcomed by the Scottish Government.
Scottish fish processing chiefs have warned their industry may never recover if the crippling Channel crossing crisis is not resolved swiftly.
North-east seafood processors are facing huge problems getting their exports to European mainland markets because of disruption in northern France, industry bosses said yesterday.
The national body for the Scottish fishing industry yesterday called on locals to take advantage of the huge range of culinary treasures in the waters off the north-east.
The Scottish Seafood Association have met with the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay to give the royal couple a huge spread of Scottish seafood at Birkhall, their Scottish residence in Deeside.