Evidence requirement R050: The direct and indirect impacts of implementing days at sea schemes
Provide further evidence to understand the direct and indirect effects of implementing the days at sea scheme.
Understanding the direct and indirect impacts of implementing the days at sea scheme and incorporating a cost benefit assessment of this approach to effort management, would help further inform fisheries management decisions.
This work is important to ensure the Marine Management Organisation continues to meet its obligation as an enabling requlator. Of particular interest are the impacts on vessel activity and fleet size over an extended period in relation to western waters (scallopers and crabbers).
Fisheries management: Continued improvement to the delivery of legal obligations. This would also allow for improved management of fisheries, particularly in relation to the implementation of days at sea schemes.
Natural England, Cefas