The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is backing the Scottish government by expressing their concerns over the damaging effects of the cross-channel trade delays.

Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive of the SFF said: “One result of the chaotic situation caused by high-profile disturbances at the channel crossings has been to hold up lorry loads of highly perishable fish and shellfish being exported, with the delays experienced over the last few weeks taking quantities of these exports beyond use.

“While the difficulties and complexity of the whole migrant issue are recognised, fish and shellfish exporters from Scotland and the rest of the UK will be grateful for anything that can be done to protect this important element of our trade with Europe.”