Notice

Queen scallop seasonal closure

Details of the seasonal closure between 1 April 2018 and 30 June 2018 on fishing for queen scallops.

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UK wide consultation

Details

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has introduced a seasonal closure between 1 April 2018 and 30 June 2018 on fishing for queen scallops in the Irish Sea (ICES are VIIa) and waters West of Scotland (ICES area VIa) for conservation reasons. This closure will be enacted each year until further notice.

The action is designed to protect the stocks from fishing during the spawning period and was supported by respondents to a UK wide consultation held between 11 October 2016 and 2 January 2017 by Marine Scotland.

If you have any further queries please contact the MMO on 0300 123 1032.

Published 6 April 2018