New arrangements for managing quotas are being trialled in Scotland’s fisheries
Topics: SCOTLAND FISHERIES
The project, which will run until the end of 2021, will see the establishment of new legal entities called Quota Management Groups.
These organisations, which will have to be based in Scotland and administer Scottish registered vessels, will be given responsibility for allocating quotas in a sustainable way within their group of boats.
Currently, responsibility for managing quotas rests with Fisheries Producer Organisations.
The Quota Management Groups will operate alongside them until the end of 2021, at which point a full evaluation will take place. ■