Velvet Crab Closures

Velvet Crab Closed Periods 2019 season

To: SSMO Licence Holders

  1. Anyone with a historic track record of fishing on the West of Shetland shall cease fishing for velvet crab from the 17 June 2019 until the 11 August 2019.
  2. Anyone with a historic track record of fishing on the East of Shetland shall cease fishing for velvet crab from the 12 August 2019 until the 6 October 2019.
  3. There shall be a eight week compulsory closure for all vessels.
  4. This is a compulsory measure for all vessels currently or intending to land velvets.

First contact - Carole Laignel, SSMO - 693197or carole@ssmo.shetland.co.uk
Second contact- Una Simpson, SFPO - 693197 or una@shetlandfishermen.com