Scottish Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper

Closed 12 Jul 2019

Opened 4 Mar 2019


The Sea Fisheries National Discussion Paper sets out, and seeks your views on, a vision for the future management of Scotland’s marine fisheries, how we will conduct ourselves in the International arena and what our guiding principles shall be.

Why your views matter

We want to use the expertise and experience of all our stakeholders to help us develop a world-class fisheries management system to ensure the long term sustainability of the Scottish industry and therefore it is important to ensure that everyone who wishes to take part uses the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard.

Read the discussion paper.

What happens next

A period of analysis will use the outputs from the national discussion to draw conclusions and develop firm policy proposals. These will then be subject to a public consultation in Autumn 2019.


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