Fisheries closed areas for scallop dredging

  • Richard L. Shelmerdine (Participant)
  • Mouat, Beth (Participant)

Impact: Public policy Impacts, Other Impacts

Describe the impacts resulting from your research

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 or what is affected by your research?

Scallop dredge fishers; Local shellfish fisheries management; Environment

How did your research contribute or influence these changes?

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