Information Pack on Proposed Firth of Clyde Regulating Order, Version 2 (November 2015)

SIFT have released an Information Pack summarising its proposal for a Regulating Order (RO) for the Firth of Clyde to manage prawns, king and queen scallops only. The document is for members of the Firth of Clyde fishery and other stakeholders. It details the background, proposed governance structure and management measures.

Please follow the link to view the Information Pack on the proposed Clyde RO, Version 2:Information Pack on proposed Firth of Clyde Regulating Order, Version 2

Proposed Firth of Clyde Regulating Order Submitted to Scottish Government

SIFT has lodged with the Scottish Government an innovative proposal to revive the Firth of Clyde’s once great fishery. The proposal, for a Regulating Order under the 1967 Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Act, aims to improve the Firth’s existing shellfish fishery and bring back its former finfish fishery.

Please follow the link to view the application: Firth of Clyde Regulating Order Application, October 2015

Please follow the link to view the associated economic report: Economic Impact of a Proposed Fisheries Regulating Order for the Clyde Sea.

Aquaculture Information Pack

Read the Aquaculture Information Pack for guidance on the inshore fish farm planning process. The Pack aims to help communities:

  • learn about how fish farms are consented and monitored
  • become more engaged in the planning and operation of fish farms
  • play a bigger part in the sustainable management of their local inshore waters 

SIFT Research Reports

Howarth & Stewart (2014), The Dredge Fishery for Scallops in the United Kingdom (UK): Effects on Marine Ecosystems and Proposals for Future Management

Ryan & Bailey (2012), Trawling and Dredging in the Clyde Sea Area: History, Impacts and Prospects for Recovery

SOI LIMITED (2012), A review of Static Gear Reserves in relation to proposals in the Firth of Clyde

University of Glasgow, Clyde River Foundation and Marine Monitoring Solutions Ltd. (2013) Design of a Scottish Inshore Fish Monitoring Programme



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