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Sea Scotland Conference 2018

That the Parliament notes that the Sea Scotland Conference 2018 will take place on 20-21 June 2018 in Kinghorn, Fife; acknowledges the significant contribution that this annual conference makes in bringing together a broad spectrum of marine interests and expertise to innovate and collaborate around developing policy for Scotland’s seas; welcomes the aim of the conference to consider how to improve community empowerment in Scotland’s stewardship of its seas; recognises the importance of an ecosystem-based approach to marine planning, which requires effective stakeholder participation to support its success; celebrates the contribution of Young Scot and the Scottish Youth Parliament to this year’s conference in Scotland’s Year of Young People, and considers that young people represent the next generation of stewards of Scotland’s seas, and acknowledges the steering group's collaborative approach to coordinating the conference, which involves Scottish Environment LINK’s Marine Group and its members, Scottish Natural Heritage, Ocean Dialogues and the universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, with support from the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology.

Supported by: Murdo Fraser, Claudia Beamish, Pauline McNeill, Willie Rennie, Bill Kidd, Stuart McMillan, Rona Mackay, Graeme Dey, David Torrance, Mark Ruskell, Ivan McKee

Current Status: Fallen on 24/10/2018
Welcoming New Marine Planning Report

That the Parliament welcomes the launch of the paper, Living With the Seas, by Scottish Environment LINK’s marine and planning groups; understands that the paper’s initial findings were discussed at the Sea Scotland 2016 conference, which was held at Discovery Point in Dundee; believes that the paper provides welcome suggestions for Scotland’s emerging system of marine planning; considers that transparent stakeholder and community engagement and integration of local knowledge into these plans is of paramount importance, and believes that the effective implementation of regional marine planning in Scotland will help secure the environmental enhancement of seas around Scotland, including those around the coasts of Skye, Lochaber and the Black Isle.

Supported by: Fulton MacGregor, Joan McAlpine, Tom Arthur, Bill Kidd, Alexander Burnett, Ben Macpherson, Douglas Ross, Ivan McKee, David Torrance, Andy Wightman, Stuart McMillan, Jackie Baillie, Jenny Gilruth, Richard Lyle, John Finnie, Gail Ross, Clare Adamson, Gillian Martin, Jackson Carlaw, John Mason, Maurice Golden, Maree Todd, Kenneth Gibson

Current Status: Fallen on 30/11/2016
Welcome to the OGIC

That the Parliament welcomes the announcement by the Scottish Government that it will invest £10.6 million in order to establish an oil and gas innovation centre (OGIC) in Aberdeen; understands that the centre will bring together more than 2,300 oil and gas operators and service companies, 12 Scottish universities and over 450 academic staff and researchers; understands that the OGIC priorities will include enhanced oil recovery, subsea, seismic and reservoir characterisation, decommissioning and health and safety; believes that the centre will help keep Aberdeen and Scotland at the forefront of oil and gas technology development; considers that, with around 24 billion barrels of recoverable assets worth up to £1.5 trillion remaining in the North Sea, Scotland's oil and gas industry has a bright future, and wishes everybody involved with the OGIC and across the oil and gas industry all the best with their endeavours.

Supported by: Roderick Campbell, Christian Allard, Joan McAlpine, Dennis Robertson, Jamie Hepburn, Chic Brodie, Richard Lyle, Rob Gibson, Mike MacKenzie, Bill Kidd, John Mason, Annabelle Ewing, Nigel Don, Adam Ingram, Colin Beattie, Angus MacDonald, Colin Keir, Gil Paterson, Dave Thompson, Sandra White, David Torrance, Maureen Watt

Current Status: Fallen on 09/05/2014
Renfrewshire Recycling
That the Parliament congratulates Paisley-based charity, Renfrewshire Recycling, on its computer recycling training; notes its recent donation of reconditioned computers to the Banrom Primary School in Thailand, which will benefit underprivileged pupils; further notes the involvement of CXS (the Paisley-based IT arm of Renfrewshire Council for Voluntary Service), Air Sea Scotland and Emirates airline in this donation, and congratulates all those involved in this generous act, which draws attention to the issue of recycling, serves as an example of responsible global citizenship and reflects well on the people of Paisley.

Supported by: Jim Hume, Bob Doris, Stuart McMillan, Shirley-Anne Somerville, Bill Kidd, Patrick Harvie, Robin Harper, Kenneth Gibson, Hugh O'Donnell, Sandra White, Joe FitzPatrick, Gil Paterson, Hugh Henry, Annabel Goldie, Michael Matheson

Approval of SSI
That the Parliament agrees that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Irish Sea) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/340) be approved.

Supported by: Tavish Scott

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 29/09/2004
The Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Irish Sea) (Scotland) Order 2004
That the Health Committee recommends that the Food Protection (Emergency Prohibitions) (Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning) (Irish Sea) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/340) be approved.

Supported by: Tom McCabe

Current Status: Taken in the Chamber on 21/09/2004
Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2004
That the Environment and Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2004 (SSI 2004/44).

The Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003
That the Rural Development Committee recommends that nothing further be done under the Sea Fishing (Restriction on Days at Sea) (Scotland) Order 2003 (SSI 2003/56).

Supported by: Alex Neil

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