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Creel Fishing Effort Study

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateAugust 31, 2017


Marine Analytical Unit

ISBN 978 1 78851 183 4 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 289666

This document is also available in pdf format (2.6MB)


Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Approach and Survey Sample

3. Analysis of Creel Effort
3.1 Nephrops Fishery - West Coast of Scotland
3.2 Crab and Lobster Fishery - West Coast of Scotland
3.3 Crab and Lobster Fishery - East Coast of Scotland
3.4 Additional Creel Fishing Data

4. Reporting - Fish1 Forms

5. Business Confidence and Management Concerns in the Creel Sector
5.1 Key Concerns for Static Fishing
5.2 Confident and Business Development
5.3 Opinions on Spatial Management of Static Gear
5.4 Opinions on Effort Management of Static Gear

6. Stakeholder Workshop
6.1 Topic: Suitable Legislation to Support Inshore Crab/Lobster Management
6.2 Topic: Implementing Appropriate Management for Crab/Lobster Fisheries
6.3 Topic: Integrating Inshore Fishing and Wider Marine Spatial Management
6.4 Topic: Changing Consumer Demands and Market Opportunities

7. Summary of Findings
7.1 Creel Effort
7.2 Future Reporting of Creel Effort
7.3 Views on Future Management
7.4 Conclusion

Annex 1: Average number of pots hauled per day per cell (4 km2) and peak period from all surveyed vessels

Annex 2: Current Management Controls and Summary of Legislative Powers for Inshore Fisheries Management in Scotland