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Fisheries: Scotland

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL2603, tabled on 26 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the Scottish Government with a view to agreeing a joint policy on fisheries in advance of the time when the UK leaves the EU and withdraws from the London Fisheries Convention.

Answered on

3 November 2017

We are committed to working closely with the Scottish Government and the other devolved administrations to develop a future fishing policy that works for the whole of the UK. We will respect the devolution settlements and envisage that the powers of the devolved administrations will increase as we leave the EU.

There have been extensive discussions at Ministerial and official level between Defra and the devolved administrations, including the Scottish Government.

As part of this regular engagement, the Environment Secretary met the devolved administrations in September and will meet them again on 6 November.