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Shetland Fisheries

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which elements of state aid in support of the Shetlands fisheries are being challenged in the European Court of Justice; and what the total liability is. (115662)

The Commission is currently investigating payments made to the Shetland fisheries sector under four schemes:

Modernisation of Fishing Vessels;

Fish Factory Improvement;

First Time Shareholders (in fishing vessel ownership); and

Loan Assistance (for salmon farming and fish processing).

The total payment through these schemes is £5.07 million.