Sandeel fishing - proposed closure: consultation analysis

Analysis report on the responses to the consultation on proposals to close fishing for sandeel in all Scottish waters. The public consultation ran from 21 July 2023 to 13 October 2023.

Section D: Further evidence relating to impact on island communities (Q4)


As an island-based society, the sea around Scotland has always had an important role to play, offering a source of food and recreation. The consultation wished to gather opinion on any further evidence which demonstrates any impact – positive or negative – of the closure of fishing for sandeel in all Scottish water on island communities.



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