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Consultation on new Management Measures on Crab and Lobster Landings into Orkney - Outcome Report

Outcome to Marine Scotland's 'Consultation on new Management Measures on Crab and Lobster Landings into Orkney' which took place in 2015.


Summary of Responses

A majority of respondents supported the proposed measures, with over 80% in favour of each proposal:

Q1. Do you support increasing the MLS for velvet crab landed into Orkney from 65 mm to 70 mm carapace width?

Individuals Organisations Total
Yes 31 (84%) 9 (100%) 40 (87%)
No 5 (14%) 5 (11%)
Don't Know 1 (3%) 1 (2%)

Q2. Do you support increasing the MLS for lobster landed into Orkney from 87 mm to 90 mm carapace length over a three year period?

Individuals Organisations Total
Yes 33 (89%) 8 (89%) 41 (89%)
No 3 (8%) 1 (11%) 4 (9%)
Don't Know 1 (3%) 1 (2%)

Q3. Do you support introducing a MLS for green crab landed into Orkney of 70 mm carapace width?

Individuals Organisations Total
Yes 33 (89%) 7 (78%) 40 (87%)
No 3 (8%) 1 (11%) 4 (9%)
Don't Know 1 (3%) 1 (11%) 2 (4%)

Q4. Do you support prohibiting the landing of berried velvet crab caught in the six nautical miles around Orkney?

Individuals Organisations Total
Yes 35 (95%) 9 (100%) 44 (96%)
No 1 (3%) 1 (2%)
Don't Know 1 (3%) 1 (2%)

Q5. Would you support new restrictions on carriage in the six nautical miles around Orkney to accompany these measures?

Individuals Organisations Total
Yes 34 (94%) 8 (89%) 42 (93%)
No 2 (6%) 1 (11%) 3 (7%)

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