A Bill to make provision about policy objectives in relation to fisheries, fishing and aquaculture; to make provision about access to British fisheries; to make provision about the licensing of fishing boats; to make provision about the determination and distribution of fishing opportunities; to make provision enabling schemes to be established for charging for unauthorised catches of sea fish; to make provision about grants in connection with fishing, aquaculture or marine conservation; to make provision about the recovery of costs in respect of the exercise of public functions relating to fish or fishing; to confer powers to make further provision in connection with fisheries, aquaculture or aquatic animals; to make provision about byelaws and orders relating to the exploitation of sea fisheries; and for connected purposes.
- View the Bill on the UK Parliament website
- The Law Society of Scotland's briefing issued ahead of the Second Reading in the House of Commons on 21 November 2018.
- Read our written evidence to the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s inquiry on the Fisheries Bill (November 2018)
- Read our written evidence to the House of Commons' Scottish Affairs Committee hearing on the Fisheries Bill (December 2018)