Finnie Hints At "Sensible" Aid –

Finnie Hints At “Sensible” Aid Fishing Monthly Published:  22 December, 2002

SCOTTISH Fisheries Minister Ross Finnie has told BBC Scotland that a “sensible” financial package would be made available for the beleagured fishing industry.

He was not willing to speculate on media reports that the compensation on offer could be as much as £50m.

But he said: “We also want to explore whether there are any other opportunities that have not been previously explored in terms of trying to utilise European funding.

“This problem has emanated from a very serious European decision.

“One hears the European Commission talking in very glib terms about how there is always funding available so we would want to explore every avenue to see whether that its true.”