The Scottish Seafood Association, which represents the seafood processing sector in Scotland has elected Amber Knight of MacNeil Shellfish as its first chairwoman.
Knight thanked outgoing chairman Ryan Scatterty for his able stewardship during his tenure and said she looked forward to steering the industry through a very challenging and uncertain time. She was nonetheless optimistic, she said, that opportunities are there to be seized when they arise.
Amber Knight and her partner Michael launched MacNeil Shellfish, which sells wild, creel-caught shellfish including crab, lobster and langoustine, in 2012. MacNeil exports live crustaceans to EU and global markets, so Knight will be fully aware of the pressures of Brexit on the seafood industry.
SSA chief executive Jimmy Buchan said: “The executive has demonstrated diversity and collaboration with all the seafood sector, which demonstrates beyond doubt that the SSA is the voice of the processing sector across Scotland.”
Andrew Brown, representing Macduff Shellfish, was elected to serve as vice chairman.