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).
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).