Scottish fishermen threaten to dump rotten shellfish outside UK parliament By Reuters

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By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) – Scottish fishermen threatened to dump rotten shellfish outside the British parliament after their deliveries to the European Union were blocked by post-Brexit bureaucracy. The owners of two fishing companies said that the introduction of health certificates, customs declarations and controls since Britain left the EU single market earlier this year had affected their delivery systems. In a video posted on Twitter, Jamie McMillan of Lochfyne Seafarms warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that “if Scottish exporters cannot get their product to market next week, we will be at the gates of (Palace of) Westminster and we will be throwing our shellfish at your door, rotten. ” “We are fighting to survive here,” he said. “Order it and do it now.” A second owner, Santiago Buesa of SB Fish, said: “I have a lot to throw away because we cannot sell it because our markets have closed due to Brexit.” French buyers this month rejected shipments of shrimp and salmon worth tens of thousands of pounds because they took too long to arrive. Logistics group DFDS suspended its groupage export service, which allows multiple exporters to ship products in a single shipment, on January 8. His goal is to resume service on January 18 after he clears a build, but it will take longer than before from Britain. left the EU. To bring fresh produce to European markets, logistics providers now have to summarize cargo, giving product codes, product types, gross weight, number of boxes and value, as well as other details. Errors can mean longer delays, and French importers have also been hit by red tape. Scotland’s fishermen have stopped sending their boats out to fish. The Scottish government says the disruption has cost the industry millions of pounds in lost contracts and has meant lower prices in the market. The opposition Liberal Democratic Party said the chaos was costing the industry 1 million pounds ($ 1.4 million) a day. ($ 1 = 0.7340 pounds)

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