Latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleet

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Closes 30 Aug 2021

Introduction

This Call for Evidence aims to open a discussion across the industry and other interested parties on the issue of latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleet in England. 

We are looking for views and expert advice in the following four key areas:

  • abundance and health of scallop and shellfish stocks in relation to existing latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleets;
  • conservation and environmental impacts of latent capacity on the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleets in England; 
  • economic, social and cultural impacts of existing latent capacity in the over 10m scallop and shellfish fleets in England; and/or
  • fishery management measures for scallop and shellfish stocks.

We also welcome any additional evidence you have that you feel does not fit under any of the areas above.  This might, but not exclusively, include the impacts on biodiversity, environmental, social and economic sustainability, impacts on small businesses and any unintended consequences in England or across the UK.  Evidence can come in many forms, including numerical data, case studies, literature reviews, personal experiences, or reports and documents, whether new or historic.  Please provide full references for any documentation discussed.