The BBC reports that a new taskforce set up by the UK Government to resolve “export issues” facing Scotland’s fishing and seafood sectors after Brexit will meet this week.
Scotland Office minister David Duguid said its aim is to “work collaboratively across UK and Scottish governments”.
It comes after industry leaders accused the UK Government of being “in denial” about the scale of the problem fishermen face exporting their catch to the European Union.
James Withers, chief executive at Scottish Food and Drink, told MPs on the Scottish Affairs Committee it had been a “dreadful first few weeks” due to problems with paperwork and IT systems crashing.
The introduction of new checks and paperwork since the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31 has caused disruption to exports of fresh fish and seafood to the EU.
Producers have expressed frustration at the lack of Government action
The Scottish Seafood Exports Task Force will meet ever two weeks with representatives from the UK Government and the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors.