Date lodged: 27 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government when it last discussed scallop fishery management with the Manx Government and what the outcome was.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 12 March 2019
Representatives from the Scottish and Isle of Man Government’s last discussed scallop management on 23 October 2018. Officials from the two administrations took part in a meeting (which included representatives from industry and other fisheries administrations) to discuss the queen scallop fishery. Trends in the fishery were debated and proposals for the seasonal closure of fishery in 2019 were developed.