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PE01386: Establishment of further static gear only inshore fisheries

Rural Affairs

Petitioner: Richard Munday on behalf of Torridon Nephrops Management Group

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 12 January 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review and pilot the establishment of further spatially separated static gear only inshore fisheries to improve fisheries management.

Petition History:

Summary:

25 January 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Scottish Natural Heritage, Marine Stewardship Council, WWF Scotland, Professor Jim Atkinson, University Marine Biological Station Millport, and Dr Andrea Nightingale, School of GeoSciences, Edinburgh University, seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion.

22 February 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points and to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition.

20 September 2011: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, under Rule 15.6.2 for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition as part of that Committee’s subject remit. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011

5 October 2011: The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee agreed to write to the Fisheries Management and Conservation Group and the Inshore Fisheries Groups on issues raised during consideration of this petition by the Public Petitions Committee (PPC) and the previous PPC, and to consider the responses at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 5 October 2011

9 May 2012: The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee considered a petition by Richard Munday on behalf of the Torridon Nephrops Management Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review and pilot the establishment of further spatially separated static gear only inshore fisheries to improve fisheries management. The Committee agreed to invite the petitioner and other stakeholders to give evidence, in roundtable format, at a future meeting. Link to Official Report 9 May 2012 (341KB pdf)

20 June 2012: The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee took evidence in round table format on a Petition by Richard Munday on behalf of the Torridon Nephrops Management Group calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to review and pilot the establishment of further spatially separated static gear only inshore fisheries to improve fisheries management from—
Richard Munday, Member, and Kenny Livingstone, Member, Torridon Nephrops Management Group;
Mike Palmer, Chair, Fisheries Management and Conservation Group;
Professor Jim Atkinson, University Marine Biological Station Millport;
Claire Pescod, Fisheries Manager, Marine Stewardship Council;
Colin Milne, Chair, North West Inshore Fisheries Group;
Alasdair Macleod, Secretary, Inshore Fishermen's Association Torridon and Applecross. Link to Official Report 20 June 2012 (427KB pdf)

19 September 2012: The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee considered a Petition by Richard Munday on behalf of the Torridon Nephrops Management Group and agreed to keep the petition open and to write to Marine Scotland seeking their response to the issues raised during the roundtable. Link to Official Report 19 September 2012 (352KB pdf)

11 September 2013: The Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee agreed to close PE1386 and to continue to monitor the issue.  

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