Scotland introducing new shellfish landing regulations

Scottish shellfish are to be given additional protection through new conservation measures announced by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Following a consultation, the Scottish government will introduce landing controls intended to improve the sustainability and management of the country’s crab and lobster fisheries.

The minimum landing sizes for crab and lobster will be increased as follows:

  • Brown crab from 130/140 mm to 150 mm (excluding Shetland)
  • Velvet crab from 65 mm to 70 mm
  • Lobst

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