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Proposed inshore fisheries pilot host sites 2017: consultation analysis

Published: 25 Jun 2018
Directorate:
Marine Scotland Directorate
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781787810563

Summary of feedback from the 'consultation on proposed sites to host inshore fisheries pilots 2017', which took place from 30 November 2017 to 22 February 2018. The report provides Marine Scotland’s response to each pilot p

47 page PDF

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47 page PDF

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Proposed inshore fisheries pilot host sites 2017: consultation analysis
Executive Summary

47 page PDF

1.2 MB

Executive Summary

This document provides an analysis of responses and outcome to the 'Consultation on Proposed Sites to Host Inshore Fisheries Pilots 2017'. A copy of the consultation can be found at https://consult.gov.scot/marine-scotland/inshore-fisheries-pilots-2017.

The consultation sought views on which pilots Marine Scotland should introduce in order to explore alternative approaches to managing inshore fisheries.

Summary of responses

There were 122 responses to the consultation. A broad cross-section of stakeholders were represented; from those whose living is dependent on fishing, to environmental groups, local authorities and interested individuals.

Outcome

Following consideration of how consistent the proposals were with the criteria set out in the proposal form guidance and the responses received to the consultation, Marine Scotland will move to put in place the following pilots:

  • A seasonal restriction on mobile gear fishing near Mull
  • A restriction on creel numbers in the Outer Hebrides
  • Zonal fishing management in the waters off Arbroath and Montrose

The proposed pilots in the Inner Sound of Skye and Orkney will not be introduced as a result of this exercise.


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