Fergus Ewing

Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn


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  • Scottish Parliament: Fishing Industry (Compensation) 6 Jun 2019

    The Scottish Government has been working closely with fishermen and stakeholder organisations to improve relationships between the fishing and renewables sectors. We are absolutely committed to trying to put working relationships between the two on a more positive footing. However, it should be recognised that the Government has no formal role or powers in relation to the award of...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fishing Industry (Compensation) 6 Jun 2019

    I met some of the fishermen in Pittenweem on 15 April, when I listened carefully to their concerns about lack of engagement in relation to cable burial and the route and timescale for the proposed works. At my behest, officials had a follow-up meeting with them on 30 April. I believe that a further meeting of Marine Scotland officials, developers and fishermen will take place tomorrow. I am...
  • Scottish Parliament: Fishing Industry (Compensation) 6 Jun 2019

    I agree that it is sensible that those who are involved in both sectors should communicate closely. After all, as Maureen Watt well knows, the fishermen have extensive and detailed knowledge of the sea bed in their areas. If there were proper collaboration between them and the renewables sector, such knowledge could be put to good use. In identifying areas for future commercial-scale offshore...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Inverness and Nairn

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Also represented Inverness East, Nairn and Lochaber

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