Decision Time

– in the Scottish Parliament on 22nd November 2022.

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There are two questions to be put as a result of today’s business.

The first question is, that amendment S6M-06889.1, in the name of Colin Smyth, which seeks to amend motion S6M-06889, in the name of Mairi Gougeon, entitled “Scotland’s Approach to 2022 Coastal State Negotiations—Securing Principled Sustainable Outcomes”, be agreed to. Are we agreed?

Members:

No.

The Presiding Officer:

There will be a division. There will be a short suspension to allow members to access digital voting.

17:06 Meeting suspended.

17:09 On resuming—

The question is, that amendment S6M-06889.1, in the name of Colin Smyth, be agreed to.

Division number 1 Decision Time

Aye: 20 MSPs

No: 95 MSPs

Nos: A-Z by last name

The Presiding Officer:

T he result of the division on amendment S6M-06889.1, in the name of Colin Smyth, is: For 20, Against 95, Abstentions 0.

Amendment disagreed to.

The final question is, that motion S6M-06889, in the name of Mairi Gougeon, entitled “Scotland’s Approach to 2022 Coastal State Negotiations—Securing Principled Sustainable Outcomes”

, be agreed to.

Motion agreed to,

That the Parliament acknowledges the ongoing negotiations with international partners to agree fishing opportunities for 2023, including coastal state and regional fisheries management organisation negotiations, and bi- and tri-lateral negotiations with the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands; notes that the outcome of these negotiations will be pivotal in providing fishing opportunities to the Scottish industry, and in ensuring the sustainable management of fish stocks in the long term, and supports the Scottish Government’s efforts to achieve the best possible outcome for Scotland’s fishers, the wider seafood sector, coastal communities and the environment through a collaborative and co-management approach with stakeholders.