During the parliamentary scrutiny of the Scottish Crown Estate Act 2019, Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, announced a review to 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 first meeting of the seaweed review steering group was held on 16 May 2019. A note of the meeting and other papers, including the agreed scope of the review and the terms of reference of the steering group, are now available.
The next meeting is expected to be in September 2019. This page will be regularly updated.