Scottish aquaculture seafood processing sectors to get £14 million in support to “undo coronavirus and EU Exit” damage

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Scottish Government’s proposed spending set out for 2021 to 2022.

The Scottish government writes that investment in Scotland’s Tourism and Rural Economy has increased to GBP 1.12 billion. It said that it is prioritising those sectors, businesses and communities disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the exit from the EU.

The 2021-22 Scottish Budget proposals include GBP 14 million to support and enhance the seafood sectors which includes aquaculture seafood processing sectors.

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism Fergus Ewing said that the past year has taken a “major toll on people and businesses”.

“This budget allows us to prioritise investment to help undo the damage of COVID in our fragile and hardest-hit communities and sectors,” he added.