Bureaucracy, paperwork, delays and confusion arising from the post-Brexit trade arrangements with the EU have left Scottish salmon producers counting the cost.
The worldwide Covid pandemic had a significant and damaging effect on exports of Scottish salmon in 2020, according to new figures released today (12.02.21).
In response to the UK Government’s announcement that seafood exporters will receive government funding of up to £23 million Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, welcomed the details of the compensation scheme announced this evening but stressed that the pr
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has announced it is supporting calls by Seafood Scotland for a derogation of new exporting paperwork and administration in order to resolve the current problems getting seafood out of the UK and into EU markets.
The leaders of Scotland’s salmon sector – which produces the UK’s biggest food export – have come together with their seafood and food and drink counterparts to appeal for a ‘lighter touch’ approach to help exports get through to the main European markets more smoothly.
Scotland’s salmon farmers, producers of the UK’s top food export, are demanding seafood consignments at the Channel crossings are given priority by the UK Government.
The Brexit deal with the EU will mean increased costs and potential disruption to transport for the UK’s number 1 export industry says the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).
Scotland’s salmon farmers have today called for time-critical perishable seafood products to be given priority access to the re-opened Channel crossings.
Scottish salmon farmers say that lorries carrying fresh fish need to cross the Channel soon if they are to have any chance of getting their produce to customers after Christmas.