Vision, Aim and Goals

Vision

A buoyant shellfish sector based on a sound management system, resulting in fisheries that are managed to ensure long term biological, environmental and economic sustainability.

Aim

To continue to maintain sustainable and well managed shellfish fisheries operating within a healthy marine environment.

Short Term Goals

  • Implement fully functioning management plan and active policies
  • Implement new database and fisheries management tool
  • Implement scallop biomass survey
  • Maximise benefits of MSC accreditation

Medium Term Goals

  • Continue to meet MSC recommendations
  • Identify additional sustainable sources of income
  • Scallop spatial managment

Long Term Goals

  • VMS (or equivalent) for all vessels
  • Retain MSC Accreditation for a further period
  • MSC Accreditation for the lobster fishery