Date lodged: 25 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what practical measures (a) will be and (b) have been undertaken by (i) it, (ii) Clyde 2020, (iii) the South West Inshore Fisheries Group and (iv) the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership to deliver on its commitment in April 2014 to regenerate fish stocks in the Clyde by 2020.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 6 March 2017
My prerogative as Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity is to support and facilitate growth and consolidate activity in rural and coastal communities. The fishing industry, together with other marine industries, is a key player in the rural economy. I will continue to support and facilitate those involved in fishing and marine activity more widely in whatever way I can.