Seafood is Scotland’s second largest export and was worth approximately £6 billion in 2017. The Scottish Government is committed to maintaining the long term sustainability of Scotland’s rich marine fisheries through continued support of small family owned businesses and to increasing the inclusive, long-term economic growth of the Scottish fishing industry.
To meet this future challenge the Scottish Government has developed a national discussion paper on future fisheries management in Scotland which seeks to start an in-depth nationwide discussion with stakeholders to help inform and develop Scotland’s Future Fisheries Management Strategy.
This discussion paper marks the beginning of a longer process of discussion and collaboration to ensure that Scotland’s Future Fisheries Management Strategy is developed in partnership and is representative of wider stakeholder views.
We are keen to engage with you on some bold and new initiatives proposed in this draft strategy and would welcome your responses and ideas to shape how we will manage our fisheries going forward.
Please submit your responses through Citizen Space or, if you prefer, send your written responses - by 7 June 2019 - to the adress in the contact panel on the left.