Co-operating in fisheries management: Trials and tribulations in Scotland

Tim Noble

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    The UK Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act 1967 gives power to the Minister to devolve inshore fisheries management to local cooperative groups under a Regulating Order. The device was not used in Scotland until Shetland fishermen made a successful application in 1999. The Shetland experience encouraged applications and the mechanism was written into Scottish government strategy as key to future management. However, in 2001 an Orkney proposal failed prior to submission following opposition from the fishermen. This study looks at the circumstances of the Orkney failure in the context of the Shetland success and asks if the Regulating Order policy has a future. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)433-439
    Number of pages7
    JournalMarine Policy
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003


    • Co-operative management
    • Inshore fisheries policy
    • Scottish Regulating Orders


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