Date lodged: 6 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with stakeholders regarding the proposed centre of excellence for aquaculture.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 18 January 2017
The Scottish Government was one of the bodies who participated in the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) scoping study ‘Exploring the concept of a centre of innovation excellence for Scottish aquaculture’. Since the publication of the report in December 2016, the Scottish Government has not had any discussions with stakeholders on the proposed centre of excellence for aquaculture, understanding that SAIC intends to offer the study as advisory input to the newly formed Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group on which the Scottish Government is represented.