- establishment of an Inner Sound Local Fisheries Advisory Group to better manage the waters east of Skye and Raasay
- a new website to allow fishers to better interact with their local Regional Inshore Fisheries Group
- continuing work to reduce gear conflict and better manage disagreements between fishers
Technology to support the monitoring programme will be installed by Woodsons of Aberdeen. Work is expected to start in April, beginning with the scallop dredge fleet.
Mr Ewing added:
“Modernising our approach to vessel monitoring and tracking will give us better insight into the inshore fleet’s profile – how it operates, how it adapts and what matters most to its sustainable development.
“This is a proportionate approach founded on established technology. It will put Scotland at the forefront internationally in how we use innovation to better manage our waters.”
Source: Scottish Government