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AN APPRAISAL OF THE OPTIONS FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN SCOTLAND

AN APPRAISAL OF THE OPTIONS FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FISHING OPPORTUNITIES IN SCOTLAND

Friday, June 27, 2014

ISBN: 9781784126308

This summary report sets out some of the key findings of research commissioned by Marine Scotland . The purpose of the research is to inform debate and policy development concerning the available options for the management of Scottish quota.

Executive Summary

The research objectives for this project included:

• consider and analyse evidence relating to the functioning and impacts of the current system

• review the lessons from theory and from experiences in fisheries and any other relevant sectors from around the world

• develop options for Scotland, including for small or incremental changes, which have the potential to result in net benefits

This summary report sets out the results of the work which has been undertaken with further detail included in annexes.

Section 2 outlines the options for change;

Annex 1 provides detail on relevant overseas experience. A consultation programme was undertaken with the fishing industry and the results of that are summarised in Annex 2.

The opinions expressed in this report are those of the consultants, unless clearly indicated otherwise.