The timeline for the UK government to introduce a permanent solution for the digital documentation of exports required to reduce Brexit red tape and cut delivery times to the EU market is creating confusion and concern for Scottish salmon producers.

The UK's Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is hitting back at reports suggesting the Scottish salmon industry will be left high and dry without digital documentation when pilot tests of a documentation program end.

“These claims are untrue – as has always been the case, the first pilot is ending with the intention of moving into a second phase of delivering fully digitized certification for exports, a Defra spokesperson told IntraFish.