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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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2020 stock assessments

Summaries of the 2020 stock assessments by scientists at Shetland UHI (formerly the NAFC Marine Centre) are now available to download (below). The assessments cover seven Shetland shellfish species. They were previously available to SSMO licence hol...

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Management Plan Summary

A summary of the SSMO Management Plan

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some answers to questions that seem to be the most frequently asked around the SSMO licensing process and other queries

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Links

A selection of useful links related to SSMO.

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