Prime Seafoods goes bust – nearly 70 jobs lost

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North east-based fish processor tells staff it was facing insurmountable financial difficulties due to the “lack of fish” and “unsustainable overheads”.

Press and Journal reports that Prime Seafoods – which had fish processing plants in Peterhead and Fraserburgh has abruptly closed down. Its entire workforce of 70 is now without work.

The processor also sold fresh fish – including farmed Scottish salmon – online.

The company, registered to George and Susan Forman, immediately took down most of its social media accounts and website.

One of the 68 affected workers told the publication: “At 1pm we were told the factory was closing due to lack of fish and overheads that are not sustainable.”