Brendan O’Hara, SNP MP for Argyll and Bute, said an increase in the cost of exports now meant Brexit was seen as “an existential threat to the industry”.
He added the deal has created “an industry struggling with falling prices and loss of markets, an industry drowning in bureaucracy and red tape, and one struggling to cope with labour shortages and facing huge transport and logistical problems”.
Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrats MP for Orkney and Shetland, said fishermen in his constituencies “feel let down and used and they want answers”.
He claimed one business in Shetland had managed to reduce a likely £50,000 sales loss to £20,000 by selling at a cut price to the domestic market – only to be told that this meant “there will be no assistance for him”.
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