PORT users across various sectors have contributed to a strong first quarter performance at Lerwick Harbour, with increases in fish landings, cargo, passengers, and tonnage of shipping compared to the same period in 2012.
THE Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) will explain to a top-level meeting in London tomorrow the various safety initiatives already underway in the industry and seek support from all participants in the seafood industry to lessen the hazards facing fishermen.
SCOTLAND's Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead MSP, has responded to Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP Jamie McGrigor about the cuts faced by prawn fishermen on the west coast. The Minister confirms Marine Scotland have gone for a cut of 5% in days at sea allowed for prawn fishermen. Local fishermen had feared a 15% cut.
THE Scottish Pavilion at this week's ESE exhibition proved to be a lively meeting point for seafood delegates, with the 16 main featured companies, as well as a number of other Scottish businesses involved, benefitting from their involvement with the Caledonian hub.