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S5W-22311: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the remit of the Seaweed Review Group is, and (a) where and (b) how regularly its meeting minutes and information on its actions and visits will be made public.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 4 April 2019

During the parliamentary scrutiny of the Scottish Crown Estate Act 2019, I announced that the review would further gather evidence to help ensure that existing seaweed harvesting activity and future proposals are sustainable and Scotland’s marine environment is protected. The steering group will advise on all aspects of the review.

Initially, the group is expected to meet quarterly, starting in May 2019. At that first meeting terms of reference, forward work programme and arrangements for public reporting of progress will be agreed.