The Law Society of Scotland’s Marine Law Sub-Committee responded to the UK Government’s White Paper on a future approach to fisheries management.
The Law Society of Scotland’s Marine Law Sub-Committee responded to the UK Government’s White Paper on a future approach to fisheries management. We have called for Scotland’s fishing interests to be protected. Following the UK’s exit from the EU, we believe that the regulation of fishing in Scotland should fall within the ambit of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. In line with the marine planning envisaged by this Act, we feel that it is important that fishing is not looked at in isolation but that an integrated view is taken. Leaving the Common Fisheries Policy creates an opportunity for fisheries to be looked at in detail alongside matters such as conservation, fossil fuel and renewable energy developments, aquaculture, and navigation. This will help to ensure that the system of marine planning envisaged under the Act is comprehensive, rather than having components of use of the sea treated separately.
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