Following the outcome of the 2017 consultation, further representations were made to the Scottish Government calling for the Inner Sound proposal to be reconsidered.
The original proposal was not taken forward for a number of reasons, including the potential economic impact on mobile gear vessels, displacement of effort and health and safety implications.
Through engagement with the North West Responsible Fishing Association, Marine Scotland agreed to revisit the original proposal to establish if there were any unique learning opportunities to be explored around testing local fisheries management measures associated with the Nephrops fishery in the Inner Sound of Skye.
Marine Scotland wants to hear from those likely to be directly or indirectly impacted by the measures in this revised proposal. The deadline to respond to this consultation is Thursday 11 April 2019.
Respond to the consultation online.