Date lodged: 5 February 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what estimate it has made of the current population of razor clams in the location selected for the scientific trial of electro-fishing.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 20 February 2018
Two razor clam surveys were undertaken over the summer of 2017, in the Firth of Clyde and the Sound of Harris. The final report from these surveys will be published shortly. It is intended that the trial will also assist in building information about stock abundance across all the areas.