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Publication - Consultation Paper

Consultation on New Controls in the Queen Scallop Fishery in ICES Divisions VIa and VIIa

Published: 11 Oct 2016
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781786525277

Seeking views on introducing new management measures in the Queen Scallop fishery in ICES divisions VIa and VIIa.

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9 page PDF

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Contents
Consultation on New Controls in the Queen Scallop Fishery in ICES Divisions VIa and VIIa
5. Current Management Measures in the Queen Scallop Fishery

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5. Current Management Measures in the Queen Scallop Fishery

In comparison to other fisheries in UK waters, there are relatively few controls for queen scallops. Currently the fishery is subject to:

  • An EU minimum landing size of 40 mm,
  • Some control of fishing effort for vessels over 15 metres in length via the EU Western Waters management regime. [4]

However, unlike other fisheries:

  • There are no entry restrictions into the fishery,
  • It is not covered by an EU Total Allowable Catch (quota),
  • There are no limits to catching periods or fishing time (seasonal closures or curfews).

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