View Full Version : Input sought for A&F Bill

Davie Tait
26th October 2012, 19:12

Friday, 26 October 2012 12:24

ALTHOUGH the Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Bill has already now been presented to Holyrood, there is still time to present your views on the issue and help shape the resulting legislation.

That is the message being sent by the Convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, Rob Gibson MSP, who said: “The fish farming industry in Scotland is undoubtedly a key pillar of our economy, providing a much needed source of employment in some of our most rural communities, as well being one of Scotland’s most valuable global food exports.

“Preserving Scotland’s seas and rivers is not only critical for our environment but for the communities where freshwater fishing plays a significant role. But do the measures set out in this legislation provide a balance between fresh water fishing and the fish farming industry and if so is it the right one?” he asked.

In order to inform the Committee’s scrutiny of the general principles, the Committee is looking for your views by 26 November.