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Petition by Solway Shellfish Hand Operator's Federation  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE236  
Petition calling for the Scottish Parliament to consider the employment and environmental implications of permitting the reinstatement of suction dredging for shellfish in the Solway.  
Petitioner: Solway Shellfish Hand Operator's Federation  
Number of signatures: 498  
Date lodged: 26 June 2000  

4 July 2000 :   The Public Petitions Committee agreed to write to the Deputy Minister for Fisheries requesting his comments on the issues raised in the petition. It also agreed to pass a copy of the petition to the Rural Affairs Committee and to local MSPs for information. 

8 August 2000 :   The Ministerial response was considered and it was agreed to take no further action. 

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