Chance to help shape future of fishing industry

Angus South MSP Graeme Dey has welcomed Scottish Government plans to boost the fishing industry in Angus while protecting Scotland’s marine environment.
​MSP Graeme Dey is urging Angus stakeholders to contribute.​MSP Graeme Dey is urging Angus stakeholders to contribute.
​MSP Graeme Dey is urging Angus stakeholders to contribute.

The proposals are part of the government’s Fisheries Management Strategy and Mr Dey is encouraging local stakeholders to engage with the consultation.

The consultation on how to collaboratively improve inshore fisheries data includes proposals to introduce electronic tracking and monitoring technology for small fishing vessels, which will help to increase consumer confidence in Scottish seafood.

It follows two recent consultations: one on Remote Electric Monitoring (REM) on board pelagic and scallop vessels, and the other on Scotland’s Future Catching Policy.

Together with the package of measures they will introduce, they represent Scotland’s future as a world-class sustainable fishing nation.

Mr Dey said: "We can demonstrate how sustainably and responsibly sea fisheries are managed in Scotland, with strong partnership between government, industry, and community. That will ensure that our blue economy remains world-class, thriving sustainably and benefitting everybody.

“ We all know how important the fishing industry is – not only in Angus, but across Scotland. This is a chance to recognise and shape the future of our local fishing sector, which is so vital to our environment, our culture, and our economy.”