US ambassador could be heading to the Humber to talk fish trade

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 19 Mar 2019

US ambassador Woody Johnson could soon be in the region, after talks were held about potential seafood trade. 

North East Lincolnshire’s two MPs, Melanie Onn and Martin Vickers, together with Seafish's Hazel Curtis, met President Trump’s representative in the UK, as the town’s two largest seafood businesses exhibited across the Atlantic in Boston.

In a tweet, understood to be the administration’s favoured communication method, Mr Johnson wrote: “Interesting morning with @OnnMel MP, @MartinVickers MP and leaders in the #Grimbsy & #Hull fishing and maritime industry – lots discussed, including the future of the fishing industry, and how we can expand US-UK trade. I’m looking forward to visiting the region soon!”

His misspelling of Grimsby was quickly corrected by Ms Onn, having only just taken new Fisheries Minister Robert Goodwill to task for not giving her ‘Great Grimsby’ constituency its full title in a recent Westminster meeting, following his appointment after George Eustice resigned over Brexit

MORE: Grimsby welcomes Norway and Iceland post-Brexit trade deals

Town brands Young’s and Saucy Fish Co are making a name for themselves Stateside, where British food and provenance is highly regarded.

The breakfast meeting on the edge of Regent's Park covered off seafood and agriculture. 

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