To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions his Department had had with representatives of the Scottish Government on future financial support for the expansion of the Scottish fisheries sector after the UK leaves the common fisheries policy.
5 March 2019
The UK Government is engaged in ongoing discussions with the Scottish Government on various matters in relation to fisheries as we look ahead to the opportunities for the Scottish fishing sector when we leave the Common Fisheries Policy. In December, the UK Government announced an extra £37.2 million of funding to boost the existing EMFF programme, to help the fishing industry prepare for the opportunities coming its way. This will equate to around £16.4 million for Scotland. It will be for the Scottish Government to decide how this is spent through the existing EMFF mechanism.