Aquaculture and fisheries consultation

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The Scottish Government consulted on how to achieve a sustainable future for aquaculture and freshwater fisheries and ensure the effective management of interactions between the two sectors to inform the development of a new Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill, planned for introduction in autumn 2012.

The consultation concluded on April 13 and generated 1,342 responses, representing a wide cross-section of interested parties – including aquaculture, freshwater fisheries, environmental bodies, voluntary and public sectors, and members of the public.

View the analysis report of the Aquaculture and Fisheries Bill Consultation.

Find out more about the proposals for new legislation.

According to Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson :

“I can assure all those who took part that every response has been read and carefully considered. Since the consultation launch we have also engaged with key stakeholders on how the plans might be progressed. We have listened to their feedback and taken account where concerns have been raised.

“Indeed, some of the proposals are challenging and ambitious – but this reflects the Scottish Government’s firm desire for both sectors to succeed. I believe this now gives us the platform for a positive way ahead and I look forward to introducing the Bill to Parliament this autumn.”

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