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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S2W-32452
Asked by: Fergus Ewing, Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 16 March 2007

Question

To ask the Scottish Executive how many scallop fishing vessels were boarded by Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency officers in each of the last five years, broken down into those with (a) 10 dredges and over and (b) less than 10 dredges.

Current status: Answered by Ross Finnie on 29 March 2007


Answer

The number of scallop fishing vesselsboarded at sea by officers from the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency in eachof the last five years, broken down by vessels using a total of 10 dredges or more,and those using less than 10 dredges in total is given in the following table:

 

(a) Scallop Vessels with a Total of 10 Dredges or More

(b) Scallop Vessels with Less than 10 Dredges in Total

2002

10

1

2003

11

1

2004

19

0

2005

32

1

2006

47

0

 

The number of scallop fishing vesselsboarded at sea by officers from the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency in eachof the last five years, broken down by vessels using 10 dredges or more per sideof fishing gear, and those using less than 10 dredges per side of fishinggear is given in the following table:

 

(c) Scallop Vessels with 10 or More Dredges Per Side of Fishing Gear

(d) Scallop Vessels with Less than 10 Dredges Per Side of Fishing Gear

2002

6

5

2003

2

10

2004

8

11

2005

7

26

2006

9

38