Consultation on New Controls in the Scottish King Scallop Fishery 2014

Consultation seeking views on possible new management measures in the Scottish king scallop fishery.

Background on the Consultation Process

The purpose of this consultation document is to seek the views of those with an interest in scallop fishing in Scotland, in order to inform policy decisions. The consultation will commence on 9 October 2014 with a deadline of 5 January 2015 for responses.

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.

Please send your returns or address any queries to:


Scallop Consultation
Area 1B South
Victoria Quay

If you have any queries please contact the Inshore Fisheries and Communities Branch on 0131 244 4421

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 respond to this consultation you are requested to complete the enclosed responded information form attached at Annex B. This will ensure that we handle your responses appropriately.


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