Future of fisheries management in Scotland: national discussion paper

Seeks to start an in-depth nationwide discussion with stakeholders to help inform and develop Scotland’s Future Fisheries Management Strategy.


1 https://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/cfp_en

2 https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00539972.pdf

3 https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Sea-Fisheries/InshoreFisheries/InshoreFisheriesStrategy

4 https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0053/00537689.pdf

5 http://www.fishingforlitter.org.uk/project-areas/scotland

6 https://www.ssmo.co.uk/

7 There are relatively few stocks that occur solely within the waters of one country and for which that country sets a unilateral (or delegated) TAC. In Scotland, an example is the herring stock occurring in the Firth of Clyde.

8 http://www.un.org/depts/los/convention_agreements/texts/unclos/unclos_e.pdf

9 MSY ranges set out alternative fishing levels either side of the traditionally understood MSY point value that ICES has deemed to be sustainable in certain circumstances. They are intended to allow negotiators to set TACs that simultaneously bring more stocks to sustainable fishing levels in mixed fisheries; provide the optimum mix of quota for the stocks caught together; and minimise under-fishing of economically important target stocks.

10 https://www.masts.ac.uk/research/emff-sifids-project/

11 Allocating & Managing Scotland’s Quota: https://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Sea-Fisheries/management/17681

12 A number of options were explored for the under 10 m fleet in the Scottish Government’s 2014 consultation on the allocation of fish quotas. https://www.gov.scot/Resource/0045/00455367.pdf

13 The statutory limit on UK fleet capacity is established in Annex II of EU Regulation 1380/2013.

14 https://www.gov.scot/Topics/marine/Sea-Fisheries/InshoreFisheries/InshoreFisheriesStrategy

15 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2012/348/pdfs/ssi_20120348_en.pdf

16 https://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/03/6517/4

17 https://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/03/6517/5


Email: ffm@gov.scot

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