Seafood Trucks Park Outside Downing in Protest of Post-Brexit Regulations

Seafood cargo trucks have parked on the roads near Downing Street in protest over delays getting into the EU due to post-Brexit regulations.

Seafood cargo trucks have parked on the roads near Downing Street in protest over delays getting into the EU due to post-Brexit regulations.

Over.50 trucks from various seafood companies joined the protest and carried banners saying “Brexit Carnage” while another said: “Incompetent Government Destroying Shellfish Industry!”

Since the start of Brexit, seafood distributors have complained of lorries stranded in central distribution hubs in Scotland while paperwork is processed which led to numerous delays and product spoilages.

Distributors claimed by the time produce has arrived across the Channel, it is already rotten

 “After the year that all of these businesses have had, struggling to survive against the odds, now faced with this situation – to now find themselves being blamed for not completing forms correctly when they are all just trying to follow Government guidelines which are unclear and changing all of the time,” said Alasdair Hughson,  chairman of the Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation.

Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said that some local fishermen have been selling their catch in Denmark to avoid the exportation red tape back home.


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