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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06077: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 11 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted for fishing for (i) migratory and (ii) non-migratory fish without permission in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 18 January 2017

The available information is provided in the following table which includes the legislation the charges relate to as a way to identify whether migratory or non-migratory fish. The Scottish Government does not hold data on arrests.

People proceeded against in court for offences1 of fishing without permission, 2011-12 to 2015-16

 

Charge

Main Result of Proceedings

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Total prosecuted

 

7

12

33

10

4

SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (PROTECTION)(SCOTLAND) ACT 1951: Section 1

Not Guilty

-

2

1

-

-

SALMON & FRESHWATER FISHERIES ACT 1975: Section 27(A)

Guilty

-

-

-

-

-

SALMON AND FRESHWATER FISHERIES (CONSOLIDATION) (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003: Section 6(1)&(2)

Not Guilty

3

1

4

3

-

Guilty

3

4

13

2

1

Section 7

Not Guilty

-

1

1

-

-

Guilty

1

3

1

-

3

Section 11(1)

Not Guilty

-

1

1

5

-

Guilty

-

-

12

-

-

1. Where main charge.

Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database