Seafood firms ‘only have weeks to survive’ – as minister admits Brexit ‘teething problems’

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Scottish seafood companies only have "weeks" to survive without action to ease EU export delays, an industry leader has warned - as the environment secretary blamed "teething problems" due to Brexit.Donna Fordyce, chief executive of Seafood Scotland, told Sky News the sector was "on its knees" after being hit by delays in getting exports to the EU. "We've dealt with COVID since March, the border delays at Christmas - the whole sector is on its knees and the resilience has gone," she said. Image: Seafood companies are suffering delays in exporting to the EU An "overwhelming amount" of paperwork and bureaucracy - following the end of the Brexit transition period - has left seafood exporters struggling to get to grips with new systems that only went live at the end of last month, Ms Fordyce said.She more...