‘2020 was obviously a very disappointing year for the local fishing industry because of the Covid lockdowns and restrictions’
Fishing is one of the most dangerous industries, with the rate of fatalities being approximately 100 times higher than that of the UK general workforce
‘Last year alone it cost us over £600,000 to provide our services in Scotland, where we have a very strong presence.’
‘If allowed to go unresolved, this sector is likely to disappear badly affecting Argyll and Bute’s overall recovery and future growth.’
If vessel owners fail to meet this requirement, they will not be permitted to export their catch, either directly or indirectly, to the EU from January 1 2021.
Fishing skippers, processors and exporters’ views were netted at a Glasgow summit.