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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-04368: Rhoda Grant (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 1 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) at-sea boardings and (b) port inspections in each year since 2014 were carried out in order to meet its landing obligation monitoring requirements, and how many infringements were detected.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 9 November 2016

All inspections carried out with regard to pelagic species (from 2015 onwards) and with regard to pelagic and demersal species (2016 onwards) are undertaken with a view to detecting infringements, including landing obligation infringements.

The figures for the years requested are as follows:

Year

At Sea

Ashore

Details

 

Pelagic

Demersal

Pelagic

Demersal

 

2014

0

0

0

0

No landing obligation

2015

97

 

240

 

Only a pelagic landing obligation in place

2016*

73

199

216

683

 

*2016 is an incomplete year

To date there have been three infringements of the landing obligation detected where officers referred the case to Marine Scotland Compliance Enforcement Branch for consideration of enforcement action.