SSPO COMMENT ON UK GOVERNMENT COMPENSATION SCHEME
SSPO comment on UK Government compensation scheme. In response to the UK Government’s announcement that seafood exporters will receive government funding of up to £23 million, the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) are issuing the following:
Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, welcomed the details of the compensation scheme announced by the UK Government this evening but stressed that the priority was getting salmon to customers in the EU quickly and efficiently.
“Compensation may help a limited number of seafood businesses and that would be welcome. The salmon farming sector is worth £300 million every year in exports to Europe. Our sector simply wants the ability to successfully sell fish into this European marketplace. That objective has been riven by difficulties since 1st January. Sorting out these endless problems for exporting salmon companies should be the top priority of government.”
About the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
It is the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation’s (SSPO) job to help create the conditions for the long-term, sustainable growth of the sector and to give more consumers, at home and abroad, the chance to enjoy this world renowned, low-fat, healthy protein.
Representing every company farming salmon in Scotland, championing the sector’s interests. They also work with their members, the UK and Scottish governments and regulators to help shape the regulatory environment so both Scotland and their members can thrive.