Scottish first minister participates in fishing industry summit on Brexit impact
Friday, August 17, 2018, 00:00 (GMT + 9)
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will participate in a summit on the Brexit impact on Scotland’s fishing and seafood sector out of concerns about how the exit from the EU will affect seafood exports.
The roundtable discussion, on issues such as mitigation measures, and the future of fisheries management in Scotland, will include representatives from the fishing, processing and aquaculture industry as well as environmentalists, port authorities and people from the food and drink sector, The Scotsman reported.
“The Scottish seafood sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years and is an important part of our economy - but the UK Government’s lack of clarity on how the industry will be affected by Brexit is putting the livelihoods of workers and communities at risk,” pointed out Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing, who is also ... FULL STORY