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SSA welcomes promise that ‘your fish will get through.’ Scottish Seafood Association chief executive Jimmy Buchan today welcomed assurances from the Prime Minister that fresh seafood would not be held up at the border after Brexit.

At a round table meeting with industry representatives following a tour of Peterhead Fish Market and a short spin around the harbour in the whitefish vessel Opportunus, Mr Buchan stated:

“The particular question I put to the Prime Minister was: ‘Will our fresh fish flow through Dover-Calais on the 1st November?’

“He gave us his assurance that the fish will get through, no restrictions. He has categorically said that and he has gone on record as saying that.

“I think it is the re-assurance that the processors badly needed, because that is one of their biggest concerns.

“We need to keep the supply chain going. And we will be taking the Prime Minister at his word.”

About the Scottish Seafood Association

The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA) was formed in 2011 in response to a growing need for a national body to represent the whole of Scotland’s seafood, processing and trading sectors. They now have around 70 members from across Scotland. Almost half of the 12,000 jobs supported by the UK processing sector are based in Scotland (5000, with 3800 in Grampian alone). England also has around 5000 working directly in the sector with the remainder working across Wales and Northern Ireland. Many more are employed indirectly in supply and servicing businesses.

Against a backdrop of increasingly challenging economic, environmental and regulatory conditions, the Association’s principle aim is to ensure that the Scottish seafood processing sector enjoys a viable and long-term future which will continue to support local economies, create jobs and open up career opportunities for our young people.

Its biggest assets are its products and its people. Scotland has a global reputation for the quality and range of its seafood. SSA members are recognised as being among the world’s leading suppliers and processors of quality seafood products to regional, national and global markets.

Their primary objectives are to ensure that Scottish seafood is the first choice for the consumer and that Scottish processors are the first choice of supply. SSA WELCOMES PROMISE