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Fishing: Scallops

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 5 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 7 May (WA 69), on what date the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will reach its conclusions on scallop stocks. [HL3771]

It is too early to say. We will, however, be actively engaging with the newly established and Seafish-sponsored National Scallop Group and the Scallop Association to explore appropriate mechanisms to deal with the issues of both stock conservation and protection of the marine environment.