Saturday, 6 February 2010

Marine (Scotland) Bill - continued.

After yesterday's news,  thought, rather naivelly, that it would be simple to find out a bit more about the Bill.  In the best of British traditions, the rules aren't the same between Englannd and Scotland.  Additionally, for Scotland, some aspects are controlled at a local level, some are controlled by our absentee landlords at Westminster.  As with all such legislation, there are different opinions as to whether the Bill goes far enough, and concerns over differences in interpretation.  In principle, everyone appears to support the Bill, which has got to be good news. 

There is a concern in some quarters that the voice of the fishing lobby has been given more attention than other respondents, and, as such, the Bill is weighted in their favour.  Whether it is or not is debatable.  Time will tell...

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