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Scallop Dredging

EDM number 1209 in 2010-12, proposed by Katy Clark on 15/12/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Fisheries, Marine environment and Nature conservation.

That this House notes with concern the impact which scallop dredging is having on the marine environment; further notes that this practice has only started in recent decades and effectively scrapes the seabed to retrieve scallops but in the process damages other species and marine life; further notes the charted decline of the number of marine species living in the seas and is troubled that excessive scallop dredging is contributing further to this worrying trend; and calls on the Government and devolved administrations to take steps to regulate scallop dredging as a matter of urgency to protect the marine eco system and ensure that the United Kingdom can continue to support a diverse range of marine wildlife off its coasts.

This motion has been signed by a total of 30 MPs.

Katy Clark15/12/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourProposed
Mike Hancock15/12/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Cathy Jamieson15/12/2010Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSeconded
Bob Russell15/12/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Caroline Lucas15/12/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Zac Goldsmith15/12/2010Richmond ParkConservativeSeconded
Adrian Sanders16/12/2010TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell16/12/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley16/12/2010Worthing WestConservativeSigned
John Leech16/12/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Sheridan20/12/2010Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/12/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Graham Stringer20/12/2010Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Mark Williams10/01/2011CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn11/01/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz13/01/2011Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
David Ward17/01/2011Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Murphy18/01/2011TorfaenLabourSigned
John Hemming18/01/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
David Cairns31/01/2011InverclydeLabourSigned
David Crausby08/02/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/08/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Alasdair McDonnell05/09/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Connarty05/09/2011Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Jim Dowd05/09/2011Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Nicholas Dakin05/09/2011ScunthorpeLabourSigned
Albert Owen07/09/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
Joan Walley07/09/2011Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman10/10/2011DarlingtonLabourSigned
Naomi Long18/10/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned

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