Salmon farmers urge UK government to cut red tape

Tavish Scott

Scotland’s salmon industry irked after a trial to digitise export paperwork ends without replacement

Following Brexit, all fish and chilled food bound for Europe requires a health certificate, a process that is both time-consuming and costly.

But a trial of an online system to replace paper health certificates that was supposed to save traders up to £3 million on paperwork has ended with no replacement in sight, confirms Defra.

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