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August 2015

OH IFG responds to

The Outer Hebrides IFG has responded to Marine Scotland regarding a number of Marine Conservation Orders.

You can download the response here.


 May 2015

Outer Hebrides IFG shellfish measures come into force

New shellfish landing measures for the Outer Hebrides, developed by the IFG, come into force from today.

The Outer Hebrides (Landing of Crabs and Lobsters) Order 2015 introduces the following:

- Minimum landing sizes (MLS) are increased to:

- 150 mm for edible crab

- 70 mm for velvet crab

- 88 mm for lobster (moving to 90 mm from 29 May 2016)

- A maximum landing size for female lobster is set at 145 mm 

- The landing of crippled female lobster (missing one or both claws) caught around the Outer Hebrides is prohibited.

These measures were developed by the Outer Hebrides IFG as part of its local management plan. The IFG approached Marine Scotland in 2014 to legislate on these proposals, which are now being introduced following the successful outcome to a public consultation.

OH IFG responds to Orkney shellfish consultation

The Outer Hebrides IFG has responded to Marine Scotland's consultation on new management measures on crab and lobster landings into Orkney.

You can download the IFG's response here.


April 2015

OH IFG responds to Hobby/Unlicensed Fishermen consultation

The Outer Hebrides IFG has responded to Marine Scotland's consultation on hobby/unlicensed fishermen.

You can download the IFG's response here.


February 2015

OH IFG responds to Marine Scotland consultations

The Outer Hebrides IFG has responded to a number of on-going Marine Scotland consultations. You can view the responses below:


July 2014

Outer Hebrides IFG consultation launched

Marine Scotland have launched a consultation on management proposals for lobster, velvet crab and brown crabs landed into the Outer Hebrides. The management measures were developed by the Outer Hebrides IFG.

You can find out more details in the news release and the consultation itself can be downloaded here. The deadline for responses is Friday 29 August 2014.


February 2014

  • The Chair responded on behalf of the IFG to the consultation on the Recommendations from the Scottish Licensing Review Working Group.

November 2013

  • The Chair responded on behalf of the IFG to the consultation on the Allocation of Mackerel Quota for Inshore Fishing.
  • The Chair responded on behalf of the IFG to the consultation on Priority Marine Features.
  • The Chair responded on behalf of the IFG to the consultation on Possible Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas.

October 2013

  • The Chair responded on behalf of the IFG to the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the IFG Management Plans.