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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15164: Kate Forbes (Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many razorclams caught under electrofishing licenses have been (a) landed and (b) exported.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 March 2018

a) The scientific trial of electro-fishing for razor clams commenced on 1 February 2018 with 7,500kg of razor clams landed so far. b) Marine Scotland does not hold Scotland-level export figures for specific species. However, UK-level exports are recorded as part of HMRC’s Overseas Trade Statistics.