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S5W-14527: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 8 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what meetings it has had with stakeholders, including the UK Government, in relation to the seafood import provisions of the US Marine Mammal Protection Act, broken down by (a) date and (b) location.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 28 February 2018

Since late 2015 the Scottish Government have been in regular dialogue and raising awareness of the MMPA and its potential impact on Scottish seafood exports with Scotland’s aquaculture sector (through the SSPO), within the Seafish Regulatory Experts Group, directly with Seafood Scotland and through the Fisheries Management and Conservation Group which represents 90% of the Scottish commercial fishing industry (FMAC). The vast majority of discussions have taken place by phone and/or email exchanges.

Details of specific meetings are outlined below: