Local News for Tuesday 17th July 2018
UK Government must get on with the day job for fishing
Na h-Eileanan an Iar SNP MP Angus MacNeil is calling on the UK Government to get on with the day job and ensure that much needed non-European Economic Area (EEA) workers are granted the necessary visas to work on island fishing boats.
Mr MacNeil has continued to raise at Westminster the need for urgent action to address crew shortages by allowing non-EEA workers to fill the labour gaps which have left local boats tied up at the pier.
Mr MacNeil said:
"Our fishing industry is crying out for help, yet the UK Government continues to refuse non-EEA crew the necessary paperwork to enable them to come to Scotland to work on our fishing boats