Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2004-05
10 January 2005 The Future for UK Fishing:

10 January 2005 The Future for UK Fishing:
Visit to Scotland and further evidence sessions announced

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s Sub-Committee on the Future for UK Fishing is to visit Edinburgh and Aberdeen in order to take further evidence in relation to its inquiry into the Future for UK Fishing. The Committee will take evidence in Edinburgh on 17 January and in Aberdeen on 18 January. The schedule is as follows:

Monday 17 January: committee room 2, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
12.30 pm              Ross Finnie MSP, Minister for Environment and Rural Development, Scottish Parliament

Following a break for lunch:

2.15 pm                Royal Society of Edinburgh
3.00 pm (approx)   Sea Fish Industry Authority

Tuesday 18 January: room 2, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen
11.15 am              Scottish White Fish Producers Association
12 noon                Fishermen's Association Ltd

As part of its inquiry, the Sub-Committee also intends to undertake an informal visit to Peterhead fish market on the morning of 18 January to talk with the local fishing community.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

For the terms of reference of this inquiry please see the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee press notice, published 9 July 2004, available on the Committee’s website: http://www.parliament.uk/efracom.