Mike Russell said the latest figures on trade with EU countries showed the 'clear impact' of post-Brexit arrangements.
Five industry organisations have submitted changes to the levels system which they said would save 68,000 jobs.
Recruitment will soon take place for both manufacturing and office staff at former Konecranes factory.
Scotland, alongside Norway, Canada and Chile, accounts for 96% of farmed salmon across the world.
Figures published by BDO show a continued shutdown could have major implications for the wider Scottish economy.
One-off payments for businesses that have been unable to open their premises since March.
Aberdeen and Edinburgh have seen large drops in vacancies year-on-year amid the rise in people working from home.
German-owned firm Mahle says it will make 45 workers redundant at the plant it operates in Kilmarnock.
Mahle Engine Systems says it has 'identified an overcapacity' of positions at the plant it operates in Kilmarnock.
New data shows 128,000 people aged over 16 were out of work between May and July.
Business minister welcomes report but says more needs to be done to repair economic damage caused by pandemic.
The Scottish Government has been advised to guarantee jobs for at least two years for 16 to 25-year-olds.
Coronavirus pandemic affected GDP by more than first thought between January and March.
Scottish companies feel less confident than those in other nations, according to a new survey.
The Prime Minister said he is preparing for an effort comparable to Franklin D Roosevelt’s New Deal.
Advisory group led by Tesco Bank boss Benny Higgins call for a two-year jobs guarantee for 16 to 25-year-olds.
Scotland is moving into phase two of the plan to leave lockdown, loosening some restrictions on the economy.
UK's largest building materials group, which includes Wickes DIY chain, plans to close around 165 branches.
The Restaurant Group, which owns the chain, says it had been on the 'sharp end of the Covid-19 pandemic'.
Conditions for businesses remain 'extremely challenging' with falls in activity and new work.