The Cefas Shellfish Team, on behalf of Defra, are currently investigating the health of edible crab populations around the English coast.
Consultation – Management of the under 15m scallop fleet2 August 2021 Leave Feedback
The UK Western Waters regime currently sets scallop fishing limits for fishing vessels of 15m and over in specified areas on historical fishing activity. Defra is seeking views on the absence of fishing limits that presently apply to the under 15m fleet.
Consultation – Latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleet2 August 2021 Leave Feedback
Defra is consulting on latent capacity (unused fishing permits and entitlements) in the scallop and shellfish fleet for vessels over 10m in England in order to assess and support future management measures in the scallop and shellfish sector fleets.
Call for evidence – ICES area VIId king scallop fishery closure2 August 2021 Leave Feedback
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), acting on behalf of all four UK Fisheries Administrations (UKFAs), is seeking views on a proposal to close the ICES area VIId king scallop (Pectens maximus) fishery between mid-August and mid-October 2021 to vessels of all lengths.