§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will instruct the Salmon Advisory Committee to make an assessment of criteria for sufficient salmon returning to spawn in Scottish rivers and to draft guidelines for the proper management of net fisheries in rivers and estuaries and publish that information for the guidance of all concerned with the implementation of section 39 of the Salmon Act 1986.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
No. The review of east coast salmon netting is being undertaken by Fisheries Ministers. Work on the review is being completed. It is hoped to present the report to Parliament, as required by section 39 of the Salmon Act 1986, shortly.
The Salmon Advisory Committee has a full programme of work on other matters.