Consultation opened on 31 May 2019. Closing date 27 June 2019.


The purpose of this consultation document is to seek the views of those with an interest in the brown crab fishery in Northern Ireland, in order to inform policy decisions.


Consultation description

The scope of this consultation is to seek stakeholder opinion on proposals for management measures for the brown crab fishery including:

  • Minimum landing sizes;
  • The landing of berried crabs; and 
  • Capping effort:  e.g. permit scheme; limit on pot numbers.

The Department is currently considering all of the responses it has received to this consultation, prior to publishing a synopsis and Departmental response.

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