A report published today from parliament's spending watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), said it "was clear" that leaving the EU was having an impact on UK trade volumes.
It also warned things could worsen this year as new import controls come in.
In response to today’s announcement by the Crown Estate Scotland regarding rent increases, Salmon Scotland has sent the following letter to Mairi Gougeon, The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands.
Dear Cabinet Secretary,
A four-year Scottish Salmon Company project to grow post-smolts to 500g at its Applecross site in the northwest highlands has been awarded up to £5 million.
The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation will be changing its name to reflect its trade body responsibilities and membership for the future. From 1 November, SSPO will become Salmon Scotland, representing Scotland's salmon producing companies and the wider supply chain.
On 14th June 2021 the UK Government announced its intention to disband the Scottish Seafood Exports Taskforce, a combined UK and Scottish Government taskforce which was set up at the urging of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO).
Scotland’s salmon farmers exported a record amount of fresh fish to the European Union in the first quarter of 2021 with demand for Scottish salmon by continental customers remaining strong despite significant post-Brexit disruptions to supply in early January.
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).