Newlyn Fish Market - boats due to land.

Thursday, 4 February 2021

The Scottish Affairs Committee discussed the impact of Brexit and Covid on the fishing industry today.

Key elements of the the Scottish Affairs Committee Commons Select Committee were discussed on R4 Today:


Scottish Affairs Committee Commons Select Committee met today, 4th February at 11:30. and discussed the impact of Brexit and Covid on the fishing industry. 

The witnesses were:

  • Jimmy Buchan, Chief Executive, Scottish Seafood Association
  • Elaine Whyte, Executive Secretary, Clyde Fishermen's Association 
  • James Withers, Chief Executive, Scotland Food and Drink
Most of the issues and solution discussed and put forward by representatives of the industry apply equally and in good measure to the rest of the UK fishing industry.


Or you can listen to the 90 minute meeting in full here:



The Scottish Affairs Committee scrutinises the expenditure, administration and policies of the Scotland Office, and its associated bodies. The Committee also examines the wider UK Government, to assess policies and legislation that lead to direct impacts on Scotland. It is chaired by Pete Wishart MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsScotAffs