Channel Tunnel delays put Scottish seafood exports at risk
Friday, July 31, 2015, 02:50 (GMT + 9)
Scottish fishing and food processing sector stakeholders voiced concern about the impact that delays of fresh product exports to the continent through the Channel Tunnel have on their businesses.
These delays have been caused by disruption in Calais after cross-channel services between the UK and France have been interrupted as hundreds of migrants continued attempts to reach the UK, BBC reported.
Scottish authorities said that these complaints were transmitted to the UK government through both the Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Fisheries Secretary Richard Lochhead, who called for the importance of prioritizing these exports.
“Concerns have been raised with us, particularly by the fish processing sector, and the Scottish Government has mobilised our resilience team to monitor the situation, investigate what practical steps can be taken to support those aff... FULL STORY