Vision, Aim and Goals


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.


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

Short Term Goals

  • Continue to develop new database and fisheries management tool
  • Identify and pursue sustainable sources of income
  • Continue to meet MSC recommendations
  • Revise Management Plan and develop strategic objectives for 2024 - 2029

Medium Term Goals

  • VMS (or equivalent) for all vessels
  • Review and appraise sustainability certification

Long Term Goals

  • Sustainability accreditation for the lobster fishery