Press release

Effort swap proposal consultation open

The Marine Management Organisation has launched a consultation to better understand the potential economic and environmental impacts of a proposed international effort swap.

scallop dredge hanging in harbour

Stakeholders have until August 17 2019 to respond to the consultation questions covering the proposed trade in effort days.

The proposals are that British scallop fishermen receive an increase in the total time they can fish in FAO area VII from the Netherlands in exchange for demersal Western Waters effort for the Dutch fleet in the same area.

The Government has been asked to consider authorising the swap and will make a decision based on the evidence and views provided by stakeholders during the consultation.

Take part in the consultation here

Published 17 July 2019