Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Group - Consultation on new Management Measures on Crabs and Lobster Landings into the Outer Hebrides

A consultation on management proposals for lobster, velvet crab and brown crabs landed into the Outer Hebrides. The management measures were developed by the Outer Hebrides Inshore Fisheries Group.

Background on the Consultation Process

The purpose of this consultation document is to seek the views of those with an interest in shellfish fisheries in the Outer Hebrides, in order to inform policy decisions. The consultation will last for 8 weeks, commencing on Friday 4 July 2014 with a deadline of Friday 29 August 2014 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:



OHIFG Consultation
Area 1B South
Victoria Quay

If you have any queries 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 A. This will ensure that we handle your responses appropriately.


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