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Scottish Affairs Committee
The Scottish Affairs Committee will have a one-off evidence session on the Fisheries Bill
On the 25th October 2018, the UK Government published the Fisheries Bill 2017-19. The Fisheries Bill proposes to provide the UK with the legal framework for the United Kingdom to operate as an independent coastal state under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS) after the UK has left the EU and Common Fisheries Policy. Some of the key provisions in the Bill are to:
The Scottish Affairs Committee is launching a one-off evidence session on the proposed scope, provisions and powers in the Fisheries Bill to take place on the 9th January 2019. In advance of the session, the Committee is inviting written submissions on these issues by the 17th December 2018.
Evidence given by George Eustice MP, Minister of State for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Anne Freeman, Deputy Director for Domestic Fisheries and Reform, UK Government
There are currently no public meetings scheduled.
Scottish Affairs Committee hears from stakeholders on the Fisheries Bill