🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇳🇴 Pelagic industry at loggerheads with government over new landing rules

April 3, 2023
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Originally published by Shetland News on 3 April

Parts of Shetland’s pelagic fishing fleet at Mair’s Pier in Lerwick. Photo: Shetland News

SCOTLAND’S pelagic fishing industry is taking the government to court over recent rule changes that make it compulsory for vessels to land more of their catch in Scotland.

The industry, consisting of 20 large pelagic trawlers including eight based in Shetland, said it stands to lose millions of pounds in revenue should it be legally required to land 55 per cent of mackerel and herring at Scottish ports.


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