The SNP leader has told the Scottish Parliament that the Scottish seafood industry will need support after missing peak sales due to France’s ban on UK freight. The Scottish Prime Minister also announced on Boxing Day that there would be a three-week lockdown across the country.
“It’s the peak time of year for seafood exports and the Christmas export trade is now almost certainly lost.
“It’s devastating for our world-class seafood companies and they need and will get our support.
“We are liaising with the industry for immediate financial support and I raised the issue of compensation at Cobra yesterday.
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“If this does not happen immediately, the industry is also at risk of losing its New Year’s export business.”
On Sunday, the Scottish Prime Minister took to social media to ask Boris Johnson to ask for an extension of the post-Brexit transition period.
Ms Sturgeon tweeted: ‘It is now imperative that the Prime Minister seeks an agreement to extend the Brexit transition period.
Britain and the European Union remain separate in negotiations on a free trade agreement with a number of sticking points preventing negotiations from moving forward.
Sky News ‘Niall Paterson asked:’ Are there any plans or temptation to seek some form of extension to this Brexit transition? ”
Ms. Patel replied, “No, there isn’t. ”