New technical measures for landing shellfish species into the Outer Hebrides came into force on 29 May 2015:
Minimum landing sizes (MLS) are increased to:
- 150 mm for Edible crab
- 70 mm for Velvet crab
- 88 mm for Lobster (moving to 90 mm from 29 May 2016)
|A maximum landing size for female Lobster is set at 145 mm |
|The landing of crippled female Lobster (missing one or both claws) caught around the Outer Hebrides is prohibited. |
The order regarding these changes is available here.