We read today that “Jamie McMillan, the boss of world-renowned Loch Fyne Seafarms has been left with box upon box of fresh lobsters, langoustines and hand-dived scallops which he cannot sell.
“UK seafood exporters have been hit by a ‘perfect storm’ of bureaucracy, IT problems and confusion since the EU trade agreement kicked in on January 1st. There were complaints of shellfish rotting in ports as the ‘disastrous’ hold-ups meant they could not be sold in Europe.
“Prime Minister, and Michael Gove,I can assure you if Scottish exporters can’t get their product to market next week, we will be at the gates of Westminster and we will be dumping our shellfish on your doorstep, rotten. The same way the Westminster UK government is rotten to the core”.
Mr McMillan has complained the fishing industry on the West Coast of Scotland is in an ‘absolutely disastrous situation’ with perishable shellfish stuck at customs, meaning boats have been told to stay in port as there is no-one to buy their catch.
Can’t speak fairer than to state how rotten the fishermen have been treated?