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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15306: Andy Wightman (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

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.