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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-00687: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 15 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether the licensing of seal killing is compliant with the fishery product import regime of the United States.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 22 February 2017

We are currently involved in detailed discussions with the UK Government, and the EU, about an appropriate response to the US Government’s initial request for information, including the need for clarification on a number of issues around domestic legislation on seal management.

The ruling has a 5 year exemption period that means it will not come into force until 1 January 2022.