Consultation on landing controls for the Scottish crab and lobster fisheries

A consultation on new management measures for Scotland's brown crab, velvet crab and lobster fisheries.

Background on the Consultation Process

The purpose of this consultation document is to seek the views of those with an interest in the crab and lobster fisheries in Scotland, in order to inform policy decisions. The consultation will last for 12 weeks, commencing on Friday 26 February 2016 with a deadline of Friday 20 May 2016 for responses.

If you wish to respond to this consultation, you are requested to complete the attached Respondent Information Form. This will ensure that we handle your response appropriately.

Please submit your consultation response to:


Crab & Lobster Landing Controls Consultation

Marine Scotland
Area 1B South
Victoria Quay

The views and suggestions received in consultation responses will be analysed and fed into the decision making process. Final decisions on the issues under consideration will also take account of a range of other factors, including any other available information and research evidence.

The Scottish Government may make the responses to this consultation paper available to the public and to the Scottish Parliament. We will acknowledge responses and may publish an analysis of the responses after the consultation.

If you have any queries regarding this consultation, please contact Marine Scotland via the above addresses or by phone on 0131 244 6214.


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