Open meeting invitation for shellfish fishermen

It’s that time of year when the SSMO board invites licence holders along to discuss the issues of the day and ask questions about shellfish management.

The Open Meeting is on Friday 8th December at 4pm in the lecture theatre at the Scalloway campus of UHI Shetland.

There will be discussion of stock trends, licensing, the work done by the SSMO this year and what we aim to do next year.

On the SSMO’s funding problems, we will set out our proposals for a new licence fee system based on the amount of effort you apply on the community shellfish stocks.

We will also hear a talk about whales and other sea mammals encountering creel lines.

Please let the inshore coordinator know at if you intend coming along.