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PROMOTING BEST PRACTICE FOR INSHORE FISHERIES: A CONSULTATION ON MEASURES TO TACKLE GEAR CONFLICT IN SCOTTISH INSHORE WATERs

PROMOTING BEST PRACTICE FOR INSHORE FISHERIES: A CONSULTATION ON MEASURES TO TACKLE GEAR CONFLICT IN SCOTTISH INSHORE WATERs

Friday, November 14, 2014

ISBN: 9781784129309

Following the recommendations made by the Task Force on Gear Conflict this is a consultation on measures to tackle gear conflict

Executive Summary

Gear conflict is not an endemic issue in Scottish waters but as the intensity of use of the marine environment has increased, locally significant occurrences have increasingly come to the attention of Marine Scotland. Gear conflict can occur both within and between fleet sectors and is not conducive to the aim of ensuring fisheries are well managed. This consultation is an open discussion on proposals that could be introduced to tackle the issue of gear conflict in Scottish inshore waters.