Velvet Crab Closures

Velvet Crab Closures August - October 2018 - Updated Friday 10 August 2018

Velvet Crab Closed Periods 2018 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 18 June 2018 until the 12 August 2018.
  2. Anyone with a historic track record of fishing on the East of Shetland shall cease fishing for velvet crab from the 13 August 2018 until the 7 October 2018.
  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