The Scottish Seafood Association has demanded that the Scottish Government gives a clearer COVID-19 timeline for reopening the ecomony

The Scottish Seafood Association has demanded a cleaerer COVID-19 reopening timeline from the Scottish Government

Scotland’s seafood processing industry today (Wednesday 24 February) demanded a much clearer timeline from the Scottish Government for the re-opening of the economy. 

It follows yesterday’s statement from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon which failed to spell out even indicative dates that would allow ailing sectors to plan ahead. 

Scottish Seafood Association chief executive Jimmy Buchan said: “We do acknowledge the need for caution to get us out of the Covid-19 pandemic once and for all, and accept that the process will be driven by data. 

“But industry needs at least an indicative timeline like that laid out for England to allow businesses to make plans, whether that is ramping up to fulfil orders, hiring staff, launching new marketing campaigns etc. 

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“As the Scottish Government well knows, many sectors are on the brink of collapse due to market volatility, and we need at least a degree of certainty to prevent the situation deteriorating. 

“It is time to drive and enthuse people to find work in the seafood and hospitality sectors instead of depressing them further.” 

Source: Press Release

The Scottish Seafood Association demands clearer COVID-19 timeline

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