During the parliamentary scrutiny of the Scottish Crown Estate Act 2019, Roseanna Cunningham, the Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform announced a review to further gather evidence to help ensure existing seaweed harvesting activity and future proposals are sustainable and Scotland’s marine environment is protected.
A seaweed review steering group has been established and will advise on all aspects of the review. To ensure a broad range of interests are represented, membership includes organisations from various sectors representing conservation, science, enterprise, biotechnology, fisheries and the seaweed industry association.
The initial meeting of the seaweed review steering group was held on 16 May 2019 and focused mainly on governance, scope and terms of reference. Once the note of the meeting and papers have been agreed by the group they will be made publicly available on this page.