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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-26512
Asked by: Andy Wightman, Lothian, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 26 November 2019

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) remit, (b) terms of reference and (c) membership is of the scallop industry working group that has been established as part of the Modernisation of Scotland's Inshore Commercial Fishing Fleet programme.

Current status: Answered by Fergus Ewing on 11 December 2019


Answer

Marine Scotland established the Scottish Scallop Sector Working Group (SSSWG) to facilitate partnership working between Marine Scotland and Scotland’s scallop sector. A draft terms of reference including remit and membership was tabled at the first meeting which is still under development.

The Modernisation of the Inshore Fleet Programme will be a key initial workstream for the Group in line with the programme’s prioritisation of the scallop dredge sector being equipped with remote electronic monitoring equipment in Scotland.