Seven proposals for pilot areas have been submitted, which will now be assessed by Marine Scotland. Those proposals seen as the most suitable will form the basis of a consultationto seek broader stakeholder views, and is expected to be issued in November 2017.
Proposals were received from the following groups:
Arbroath and Montrose Inshore Static Gear Fishing Association
Trialling local management of creel fishing effort in a specified area.
Inner Sound Management Group
Trialling spatial separation of mobile and static gear vessels in the Inner Sound and local management.
West Coast RIFG – Mull Project Work Group (Management Group)
Trialling local management of the brown crab fishery in a specified area.
Orkney Fisheries Association – Fish traps
Trialling the use of fish traps to investigate their viability as a sustainable fishing method.
Orkney Fisheries Association – Quota management
Trialling local real-time distribution of pressure stock quota from a common pool.
Orkney Fisheries Association – Scallop management
Trialling local management of the king / queen scallop fisheries within Orkney inshore waters.
Outer Hebrides RIFG
Trialling local creel limitations within a specified area.