This consultation outlines potential management measures that are intended to protect intertidal shellfish stocks from unsustainable exploitation and to provide protection for habitats and species that could be damaged or disturbed by intertidal shellfish gathering. The Department is also making a call for evidence to inform the socio-economic impact assessments. There is a questionnaire which seeks respondents opinions on the potential measures and requests further information based on their knowledge and experience related to shellfish gathering.
Consultation opened on 09 June 2022. Closing date 01 September 2022.