Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 11th December 2018.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-15096.4, in the name of Peter Chapman, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15096, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-of-year negotiations, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 26 MSPs

No: 83 MSPs

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Abstained: 1 MSP

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 26, Against 83, Abstentions 1.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-15096.1, in the name of Rhoda Grant, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15096, in the name of Fergus Ewing, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 84 MSPs

No: 26 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

T he result of the division is: For 84, Against 26, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-15096.3, in the name of Mark Ruskell, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15096, in the name of Fergus Ewing, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 62 MSPs

No: 31 MSPs

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Abstained: 17 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

T he result of the division is: For 62, Against 31, Abstentions 17.

Amendment agreed to.

T he next question is, that amendment S5M-15096.2, in the name of Tavish Scott, which seeks to amend motion S5M-15096, in the name of Fergus Ewing, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The final question is, that motion S5M-15096, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-of-year negotiations, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 67 MSPs

No: 26 MSPs

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Abstained: 17 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 67, Against 26, Abstentions 17.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament acknowledges the conclusion of coastal state negotiations and the bilateral negotiation with Norway on shared stocks in the North Sea and the forthcoming annual fisheries negotiations in Brussels; notes that 2019 will see the full implementation of the landing obligation for whitefish stocks and that the outcome of the Brussels negotiations will be pivotal in helping Scotland’s fishing fleet to reduce the potential impacts of choke species; is concerned that failure to explore and adopt all available solutions in this regard could potentially tie the fleet up; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to respect the scientific advice in relation to next year’s quotas but recognises the importance of real time science data and accurate, current stock assessments as part of this approach, and supports its efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishermen, coastal communities and wider seafood sectors at the Brussels negotiations; notes that there will be increases in quotas; calls on the Scottish Government to support the industry to grow to meet the increased capacity both within the catching sector and processing; further calls for protected quota shares for new entrants with smaller community-based vessels; is concerned by recent reports of alleged illegal fishing activities, and calls for the use of robust vessel tracking and monitoring technology on all Scottish fishing vessels.