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Annual fleet survey now under way

Seafish researchers are calling on vessel owners and skippers in Dumfries and Galloway to have their say on the state of the fishing industry in its 13th annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet.

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The Pinneys plant in Annan is due to close at the end of the year.

Staff “devastated” by closure

Business Minister Paul Wheelhouse has told Young’s Seafood that it has a “moral obligation” to support the community that has served the business loyally over the past 10 years.

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The group aims to build on Dumfries and Galloway's reputation for its natural larder and tourist attractions.

Industries team up to promote region

Representatives from the tourism and food and drink sectors in Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders have held an inaugural meeting to establish a new South of Scotland Food and Tourism Leadership Group.

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Tonight's meeting has been called so that Mr Wheelhouse (pictured) can be updated on the Pinneys situation.

Consensus reached at meeting

An action group meeting held in Annan last week to discuss the a closure-threatened Pinneys seafood factory has been described as “positive and encouraging”.

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