New drive to boost US seafood trade

Evening Express (City Final) - - News -

MEM­BERS of the fish­ing in­dus­try were to meet the US am­bas­sador to­day to dis­cuss trade op­por­tu­ni­ties. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the fish catch­ing and pro­cess­ing sec­tors, along with the sal­mon in­dus­try, were to take part in a meet­ing in Lon­don chaired by the US am­bas­sador to the UK Woody John­son. Mr John­son met se­nior seafood in­dus­try play­ers dur­ing a visit to the new Peter­head Fish Mar­ket in Au­gust, where he said he was im­pressed with the qual­ity of pro­duce. On his re­turn to the cap­i­tal, he in­vited rep­re­sen­ta­tives to the meet­ing, in­clud­ing from the Peter­head Port Author­ity, Lu­nar Fish­ing Com­pany and the Scot­tish Fish­er­men’s Fed­er­a­tion (SFF). SFF chief ex­ec­u­tive Ber­tie Arm­strong said the fish­ing in­dus­try stands on the “cusp of a new era”. He added: “We are ex­tremely grate­ful to the am­bas­sador for call­ing this round ta­ble. “He was gen­uinely en­thused by what he saw on his visit to Peter­head and is tak­ing a close per­sonal in­ter­est in sup­port­ing our en­deav­ours.” The Scot­tish Seafood As­so­ci­a­tion, Scot­tish Pe­lagic Pro­ces­sors’ As­so­ci­a­tion and the Scot­tish Sal­mon Pro­duc­ers Or­gan­i­sa­tion were also ex­pected to at­tend to­day’s gath­er­ing.

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