Responding to the detail of the Queen’s Speech, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, said: “Brexit will automatically remove the UK from the Common Fisheries Policy framework, so legislation to ensure that the UK is solely responsible for both access to and management of our waters is very welcome indeed.

“It’s heartening that ministers recognise the importance of fishing to Scotland and foresee prosperity for a new generation of fishermen while assisting the industry to harvest some of the world’s richest fishing grounds in a sustainable manner.”