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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09261: Emma Harper (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 16 May 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made with the proposed trial on electro-fishing, and when it will commence.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 23 May 2017

Marine Scotland is organising two workshop events (one in Glasgow and on in the North West) in early June which will be focussed on obtaining industry stakeholder views on the location of the proposed electrofishing trials. The findings from these workshops will assist in shaping discussions with other public sector partners and the relevant local authorities in defining the boundaries of the trial areas. It is anticipated that the location of the trail sites will be confirmed over the summer.