Date lodged: 2 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation regarding the policy of supporting continued membership of the EU, in light of the concerns expressed by the federation regarding the common fisheries policy.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 29 March 2017
No specific discussions with the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation regarding the policy of continued membership of the EU have taken place. We continue, however, to work with stakeholders on areas of mutual interest, and to ensure that their views are given due regard. This includes ensuring that stakeholder views are taken into account by the UK Government’s during its Brexit negotiations, and that they can be reflected in the development of future fisheries management arrangements by the Scottish Government.