Date lodged: 25 April 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether a stock assessment will be conducted prior to the controlled trial of electrofishing for razor clams, and whether it will include (a) measures of spawning stock biomass, (b) population structure and (c) recruitment by scientific evaluation, or whether it will be an exclusively fisheries-dependent assessment, based on landings, conducted during the course of the fishing trials.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 27 April 2017
I refer the member to the answer to question S5W-08968 on 27 April 2017. All answers to written parliamentary questions are available on the Parliament’s website, the search facility for which can be found at: http://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/98191.aspx.