The Consultation on Proposed Sites to Host Inshore Fisheries Pilots 2017 is currently live and open for responses until 22 February 2018. You can view the consultation paper and submit your response online at consult.gov.scot.
On 25 May 2017, Marine Scotland announced an initiative to look at alternative forms of inshore fisheries management. Proposals were sought from the commercial fishing industry for sites to be considered for the pilot scheme with the intention of investigating:
a localised approach to fisheries management, where fishing interests will be involved in developing distinct local arrangements
the consequences of separating different methods of fishing, such as creeling (e.g. static gear and mobile gear) within specified areas