No-deal Brexit prepared for virus pandemic
Restrictions imposed across the globe to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic are inevitably impacting on the Scottish salmon farming sector. Flight restrictions and the cancellation of routes mean that the ability to supply Scottish salmon to some major markets is being hampered.
Hamish Macdonell, director of strategic engagement for the Scottish salmon producers organisation (SSPO): "As the UK’s top food export, Scottish salmon is prominent in markets which are now facing restrictions. We are working with authorities and regulators to give our members more flexibility in dealing with these disruptions. It has so far been relatively straightforward working through these measures, as the preparatory work was done ahead of a possible 'no deal' Brexit, when similar market problems were anticipated." (ah)