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Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 19th November 2019.

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Photo of Kenneth Macintosh Kenneth Macintosh Labour

The first question is, that amendment S5M-19922.2, in the name of Peter Chapman, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19922, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-year negotiations, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 20 MSPs

No: 72 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 20, Against 72, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-19922.3, in the name of Colin Smyth, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19922, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-year negotiations, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 2 Decision Time

Aye: 86 MSPs

No: 6 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 86, Against 6, Abstentions 0.

Amendment agreed to.

The next question is, that amendment S5M-19922.1, in the name of John Finnie, which seeks to amend motion S5M-19922, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-year negotiations, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 3 Decision Time

Aye: 6 MSPs

No: 75 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

Abstained: 11 MSPs

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The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 6, Against 75, Abstentions 11.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S5M-19922, in the name of Fergus Ewing, on sea fisheries and end-year negotiations, as amended, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

There will be a division.

Division number 4 Decision Time

Aye: 86 MSPs

No: 6 MSPs

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Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

The result of the division is: For 86, Against 6, Abstentions 0.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament acknowledges the conclusion of coastal state negotiations, the ongoing bilateral negotiation with Norway on shared stocks in the North Sea, and the forthcoming annual fisheries negotiations in the Faroe Islands and Brussels; notes that 2019 saw the full implementation of the landing obligation for whitefish stocks and that the outcome of negotiations will be pivotal in helping Scotland’s fishing fleet to reduce the potential impacts of choke species in mixed fisheries; is concerned that failure to explore and adopt all available solutions in this regard, coupled with challenging scientific advice, could potentially tie the fleet up; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to respect stock sustainability in relation to next year’s quotas, and supports its efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishermen, the wider seafood sector and coastal communities; recognises the value of the fishing sector and the jobs it provides, often in rural communities; believes that Scotland’s quota allocations must be distributed fairly, with a view to delivering the maximum social benefits; recognises the effect of climate change on the sector and emphasises the need to protect and enhance the sector’s long-term sustainability and Scotland's marine environment; notes the need to support and develop Scotland’s fish processing industry; commends those working in the sector, and recognises the resilience and bravery of Scotland’s fishermen.