Fisheries closed areas for scallop dredging

Impact: Public policy Impacts, Other Impacts

Description of impact

The Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO) have closed areas to scallop dredging around Shetlend in order to protect sensitive marine benthic habitats which require protection.

Who is affected

Scallop dredge fishers; Local shellfish fisheries management; Environment

Narrative

Protecting priority marine features, from the impacts of scallop dredging, through a series of targeted area closers.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactPublic policy Impacts, Other Impacts
Impact levelAdoption