To promote growth and increase economic security in Scotland’s coastal communities, Scottish fishing vessels must land 55% of catches in Scotland but the owners are not happy

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John Robertson
To promote growth and increase economic security in Scotland’s coastal communities, Scottish fishing vessels must land 55% of catches in Scotland but the owners are not happy

(c) shetlandfishermen.com As an admittedly ill-informed reader of the original report in Fishing News that Pelagic (open-sea) catchers were angry about this, I thought why don’t Scottish fishing boats have to land all their catch in Scottish ports given that their owners benefit from the same economic infrastructure and services – roads, schools, hospitals and so on – as the rest of us. I take it bigger profits can be made landing your catch in foreign ports and using foreign…

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John Robertson
To promote growth and increase economic security in Scotland’s coastal communities, Scottish fishing vessels must land 55% of catches in Scotland but the owners are not happy