About

We manage and regulate the fisheries for shellfish within Shetland’s six mile limit, through the issue of licences and the implementation of regulations and other measures, to ensure the long-term sustainability of these fisheries. SSMO promotes the recovery of shellfish stocks through stock enhancement and other management measures.

History

Find out more about how the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation (SSMO) came to be.

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Vision, Aim and Goals

These are the Visions, Aim and Goals of the Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation.

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Velvet Crab Closures

Find out information on the Velvet Crab closed period.

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Links

A selection of useful links related to SSMO.

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