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Motion ref. S5M-15096

Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations

Submitted by: Fergus Ewing, Inverness and Nairn, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, December 10, 2018

Supported by: Mairi Gougeon
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Motions as amended

That the Parliament acknowledges the conclusion of coastal state negotiations and the bilateral negotiation with Norway on shared stocks in the North Sea and the forthcoming annual fisheries negotiations in Brussels; notes that 2019 will see the full implementation of the landing obligation for whitefish stocks and that the outcome of the Brussels negotiations will be pivotal in helping Scotland’s fishing fleet to reduce the potential impacts of choke species; is concerned that failure to explore and adopt all available solutions in this regard could potentially tie the fleet up; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to respect the scientific advice in relation to next year’s quotas but recognises the importance of real time science data and accurate, current stock assessments as part of this approach, and supports its efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishermen, coastal communities and wider seafood sectors at the Brussels negotiations; notes that there will be increases in quotas; calls on the Scottish Government to support the industry to grow to meet the increased capacity both within the catching sector and processing; further calls for protected quota shares for new entrants with smaller community-based vessels; is concerned by recent reports of alleged illegal fishing activities, and calls for the use of robust vessel tracking and monitoring technology on all Scottish fishing vessels.


Vote

Result 67 for, 26 against, 17 abstained, 19 no vote Vote Passed

Scottish National Party  56 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party  0 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 5 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Labour  0 for, 0 against, 17 abstained, 6 no vote Read more Read less

Scottish Green Party  6 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

No Party Affiliation  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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No vote

Scottish Liberal Democrats  5 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 0 no vote Read more Read less

Independent  0 for, 0 against, 0 abstained, 1 no vote Read more Read less

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No vote

Original motion text

That the Parliament acknowledges the conclusion of coastal state negotiations and the bilateral negotiation with Norway on shared stocks in the North Sea and the forthcoming annual fisheries negotiations in Brussels; notes that 2019 will see the full implementation of the landing obligation for whitefish stocks and that the outcome of the Brussels negotiations will be pivotal in helping Scotland’s fishing fleet to reduce the potential impacts of choke species; is concerned that failure to explore and adopt all available solutions in this regard could potentially tie the fleet up; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to respect the scientific advice in relation to next year’s quotas, and supports its efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishermen, coastal communities and wider seafood sectors at the Brussels negotiations.


Accepted amendments

Motion ref. S5M-15096.1

Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations - Amendment

Submitted by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour, Date lodged: Monday, December 10, 2018

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Result 84 for, 26 against, 0 abstained, 19 no vote Vote Passed


Motion ref. S5M-15096.3

Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations - Amendment

Submitted by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party, Date lodged: Monday, December 10, 2018

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Result 62 for, 31 against, 17 abstained, 19 no vote Vote Passed


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S5M-15096.4

Sea Fisheries and End of Year Negotiations - Amendment

Submitted by: Peter Chapman, North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, December 10, 2018

Supported by: Tom Mason
Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Result 26 for, 83 against, 1 abstained, 19 no vote Vote Defeated