European Commission (Agriculture and Rural Development)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 6th January 2016.

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Photo of Gil Paterson Gil Paterson Scottish National Party

I understand that the cabinet secretary met with his counterparts ahead of the discard ban, which prevents dead fish from being thrown back into the sea. Can he provide an update on any discussions he has had with the agricultural and rural development department of the European Commission about the discard ban and the possible delivery of increased fishing quotas?