The Scottish Seafood Association has welcomed the British PM's pledge of compensation for the seafood industry to deal with export hurdles

Scottish Seafood Association Chief Jimmy Buchan has welcomed the British PM’s pledge of compensation to deal with export hurdles

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson today pledged a £100 million compensation fund for UK fisheries to help the seafood industry deal with the impacts of export hurdles caused by Brexit.

Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments, Jimmy Buchan, chief executive of the Scottish Seafood Association, said: “We welcome Boris Johnson’s unequivocal promise of compensation for fisheries businesses affected by the nightmarish bureaucratic hurdles that have been erected since 1st January.

“This is just what we have been calling for in numerous meetings with government officials over the past few days. We now look forward to engaging with the Government on the detail of the package on offer and working with both the UK and Scottish governments to clear the path for exports to resume as normal.”

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Scottish Seafood Association on PM’s pledge of compensation for export hurdles

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