Scottish independence referendum: Comment from SWFPA

IN light of the no vote in the referendum on Scottish independence, Scottish White Fish Producers’ Association chief executive, Mike Park, called on the Scottish and UK governments to work together for the benefit of the fishing industry.
He said: ‘This has been a divisive period in Scottish politics, but we have a result and I hope politicians on both sides can look forward and unite to help fishermen deal with the difficult issues that lie ahead.
‘In particular, there is now a good understanding among politicians and officials of the threat to the industry posed by the discard ban and we’d like to see both governments taking a robust stance with the EU and helping us to come up with a workable solution.’