There will be a 33% cut in cod which can be caught, 31% for Haddock, 36% cut to herring and 20% cut to mackerel.
“This money will provide a cash injection worth £241 million into the rural economy”
“the SNP Government needs to wake up and listen to the 73% of voters who recently said they supported a ban on the trade.”
Loan payments are expected to be made to eligible farmers from early October.
“yet again our efforts to protect the scallop stocks in Orkney waters have been thwarted.”
Consultation: Support for Agriculture and the Rural Economy – Post Brexit Transition
Producers of locally made food and drink can now apply for funding of up to £5000
The report looks at farming in a wider context as part of an eco system and its interrelation with food.
The payments which are worth over £300million are the final amounts of the 2017 year.
An additional £250,000 will also be set aside to offset the cost of retrieving fallen livestock.