Fisheries: Scotland

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th July 2019.

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Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's announcement of 3 July 2019 on specialist life vests to improve fishing safety, how much of the additional £700,000 in funding will be allocated to the Scottish Government to administer safety training.

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's announcement of 3 July 2019 on specialist life vests to improve fishing safety, what proportion of the additional £700,000 in funding will be allocated to the Scottish Government to administer.

Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's announcement of 3 July 2019 on specialist life vests to improve fishing safety, how many personal floatation devices fitted with locator beacons will be made available to Scottish fishermen.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The Fishing Industry Safety Group Strategy and the Government aims to eliminate preventable deaths in fishing in the UK by 2027. The funding is therefore available to all UK fishermen and will be administered by Trinity House. Officials will be meeting with representatives from the National Federations, including the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation to develop the funding proposals

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