Scottish fishermen 'need EU support' over Russian sanctions

Scottish fishing boat Calls have been made for Scottish crews to be allowed to use some of this year's quotas in 2015 instead

Related Stories

Scottish fishermen need European support to cope with sanctions from Russia, according to an MEP.

Moscow has banned imports from the EU in a row over the situation in Ukraine.

Concerns are being raised about the impact those measures are having on fishermen, particularly in the north east of Scotland.

Scottish Conservative MEP Ian Duncan said crews should be allowed to use some of this year's quotas in 2015 instead.

He said: "In the short term, we need to ensure there is adequate funding to make sure the fish processors are not in trouble.

"We have also got to make sure the quota that the fishermen can't catch or want to catch this year is able to be caught next year.

"After that, we need to look at the world and see where our top quality fish can be eaten."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Scotland stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.