The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) supports the call today (14th January) 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 derogation
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) says that predation attacks by seals continue to have a significant impact on fish health and welfare.
The leaders of Scotland’s main seafood and food trade bodies have called on the UK Government to help resolve the delays to EU exports which are causing significant problems for the sector.
Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO), said:
“Some problems have arisen in getting Scottish salmon to our important EU markets within 24 hours.
Three days before the UK leaves the EU, 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.
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 have said that lorries carrying fresh fish need to cross the Channel soon to have any chance of getting to customers after Christmas.
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) is calling for swift action by the UK Government to press for freight to France to resume in the face of huge losses in the busiest week of the year.