Firth of Clyde herring landings data collection methods: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004

Information requested

"A list of the methods used to collect herring landings data on the Firth of Clyde in the years 2011 to 2021. For reference this data was published in the Scottish Government’s Herring in the Firth of Clyde consultation here:
2. Proposed TAC - Herring in the Firth of Clyde - setting the total allowable catch for 2022: consultation - (".


The answer to your question is that the data has been extracted from returns submitted by fishers, namely:

  • Logbooks
  • Landing declarations

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