THE SCOTTISH Fishermen’s Federation has published a 13-page ‘balance-of-risk analysis’ in an attempt to provide its members with information on the Scottish independence referendum.
Earlier this year the SFF wrote identical letters to Scottish and UK fisheries ministers Richard Lochhead and George Eustice.
Chief executive Bertie Armstrong said the association had asked questions under the headings The European Journey; Fisheries Management in an Independent Scotland; and The Business Environment.
Armstrong said: “We are delighted that the two ministers took the opportunity to provide detailed replies as they provide important input into the independence debate.
“It gives our members a valuable opportunity to look at the key issues involved and help them reach a decision on how to vote.”
He added that as an organisation the SFF was apolitical and could not take a view on independence.
However, it was charged by its members to ask questions so as to provide more clarity that will enable individual fishermen to make their own minds up, he said
The ‘balance-of-risk’ analysis paper is available on the SFF’s website.
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