From the archive: Herring price dispute: fishing resumed under protest - 15 june 1943

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SCOTS herring fishermen’s strike against the reduction in price of 98s to 91s a cran ended yesterday.

The men decided to return to sea under protest, but on the understanding that the Scottish Herring Producers’ Association would take the matter up with the Ministry of Food and order the restoration of the old price. At Buckie, fishermen and boatowners held a meeting which lasted for two hours, and after discussion of the position, it was unanimously agreed to go to sea again, under protest. It was remitted to the Association’s Committee to continue negotiations with the Ministry of Food. At a meeting at Stornoway, it was agreed to support the Peterhead and Fraserburgh fishermen until the Ministry withdraw their revised price but when it was learned they were to go to sea, they decided to follow suit.