Date lodged: 27 March 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what constitutes a "fishing season" for the razor clam electrofishing trial, and for how many fishing seasons the trial will take place.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 26 April 2018
Razor clam fishing can be conducted at all times during the year, but is most practicable in better weather. Allusion to a fishing season is intended as a reference to the summer months. Current plans allow for the trial to continue for at least two years from 1 February 2018 but the duration of the trial will be kept under review.