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

  • 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