Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: E

A Bill to make provision about fish farming and shellfish farming; about salmon fisheries and freshwater fisheries; about sea fisheries; about shellfish waters and fisheries for shellfish; about charging in connection with functions relating to fish farming, shellfish farming, salmon fisheries, freshwater fisheries and sea fisheries; about fixed penalty notices for offences under certain aquaculture, fisheries and other marine legislation; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill was introduced by Richard Lochhead MSP on 3 October 2012.

The Bill received Royal Assent on 18 June 2013. 

Stage 1

The Bill was debated by Parliament on 28 February 2013.

Lead Committee: Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.

The Committee published its Stage 1 Report on 4 February 2013:

Dates of consideration by the Lead Committee:

     24 October 2012

     28 November 2012

     5 December 2012

     12 December 2012 (evidence)

     19 December 2012 (evidence)

     9 January 2013 (evidence)

     23 January 2013 (evidence)

     30 January 2013

Dates of consideration by other committees:

     18 December 2012 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

    26 February 2013 (Subordinate Legislation Committee)

The Subordinate Legislation Committee published its report on the delegated powers provisions within the Bill on 18 December 2012:


After Passing

The Bill received Royal Assent on 18 June 2013.

The following volume, published on 18 December 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill: